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1876 Kentucky Derby

The 1876 Kentucky Derby was the 2nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 15, 1876.[1] Winning horse Vagrant ran carrying only 97 pounds, one of the lightest loads carried by a winner in Derby history.[2]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Vagrant Bobby Swim James Williams William Backhouse Astor, Jr. 2:38.25
2nd Creedmore D. Williams Williams & Owings
3rd Harry Hill J. Miller John Funk
4th Parole P. Sparling Pierre Lorillard IV
5th Germantown W. Graham F.B. Harper
6th Lizzie Stone W. James F.B. Harper
7th Marie Michon Stradford J.A. Grinstead
8th Bombay William Walker Dan Swigert
9th Red Coat L. Hughes Green Clay
10th Leamingtonian R. Colston H.F. Vissman
11th Bullion M. Kelso A. Keene Richards


The winner received a purse of $2950. The second place finisher received $200.[3]



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