The first of this race was conducted in the year 1875. The first horse that has ever won that race was the Aristides. That race tool a mile and a half and it has remained so until it was finally changed in the year 1896. It was on May 17th, 1875 and that was when the first-ever Kentucky race was conducted, and that race was done before a crowd of 10,000 fans. The horse was ridden by a jockey known as Oliver Lewis. The rider was just 19 years when that history was made. This was rewarded with $2,850.