As time grows short, twin hopes to find brother's body

Omar Khayyam

Timeline: Highlights of 100 years at Laurel Park

• Oct. 2, 1911, Laurel Park opened for racing under the direction of the Laurel Four County Fair. Three years later, New York City grocery entrepreneur James Butler purchased the track and made renowned promoter Matt Winn general manager. Winn is known for developing the Kentucky Derby into America's greatest horse race.

• On Oct. 18, 1917, Hourless defeated Omar Khayyam in a historic match race. Hourless had won the Belmont Stakes that year and Omar Khayyam the Kentucky Derby.

• Seabiscuit prepped for his famous match race with War Admiral at Laurel Park on Oct. 15, 1938, finishing second in the Laurel Stakes. He went on to defeat the 1937 Triple...