1877 Kentucky Derby
The 1877 Kentucky Derby was the 3rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 22, 1877. The 1877 Derby was the first to attract a major celebrity spectator, Polish actress Helena Modjeska.
|Finished||Post||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Time / behind|
|1st||Baden-Baden||William Walker||Ed Brown||Daniel Swigert||2:38|
|2nd||Leonard||Bobby Swim||H.P. McGrath|
|3rd||King William||Bailey||Smallwood & Co.|
|4th||Vera Cruz||I. Murphy||J.T. Williams|
|5th||McWhirter||H. Moore||Gen. Abe Buford|
|6th||Odd Fellow||D. Williams||J.J. Merrill|
|7th||Malvern||S. Jones||George H. Rice|
|8th||Early Light||W. James||F.B. Harper|
|9th||Dan K.||McGrath||Johnson & Mills|
The winner received a purse of $3300. The second place finisher received $200.