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1883 Kentucky Derby winner Leonatus in an 1886 engraving by Henry H. Cross

The 1883 Kentucky Derby was the 9th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 23, 1883.<ref>Kentucky Derby History, 1883</ref> An article in the Louisville Commercial newspaper about the 1883 Derby contained the first reference to the track as Churchill Downs.<ref>Kentucky Derby History, 1874-1899</ref>


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