SLIDESHOW: Belle of Louisville wins Great Steamboat Race for 100 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

SLIDESHOW: Belle of Louisville wins Great Steamboat Race for 100th birthday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Belle of Louisville started off her centennial celebration a little early with a birthday gift from the Belle of Cincinnati: the coveted 12-point silver antlers in the 52nd annual Great Steamboat Race.

The Belle of Cincinnati conceded the race to the Belle of Louisville in honor of the steamboat's 100th birthday.

The Belle of Louisville was leading in the task and scoring system with 47.5 points compared to Cincinnati's 42.5 points even before the concession.

The Great Steamboat Race implemented the scoring system five years for what's been called "The Slowest Two Hours in Sports."

Task No. 1: Jousting inflatable competition (Belle of Louisville 5, Belle of Cincinnati 10)

Task No. 2: Obstacle inflatable course (Belle of Louisville 10, Belle of Cincinnati 5)

Task No. 3: Handy line toss (Belle of Louisville 7.5, Belle of Cincinnati 7.5)

Task No. 4: Monkey fist toss (Belle of Louisville 5, Belle of Cincinnati 10)

Task No. 5: Miniature Paddle Wheel Assembly (Belle of Louisville 10, Belle of Cincinnati 5)

Task No. 6: Calliope contest (Belle of Louisville 10, Belle of Cincinnati 5)

Task No. 7: Buoy flag retrieval (No points tallied)

Task No. 8: VIP retrieval (No points tallied)

Task No. 9: Bourbon barrel head (No points tallied)

Task No. 10: Boat race finish (No points tallied)

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