1878 Kentucky Derby
|Finished||Post||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Time / behind|
|1st||Day Star||Jimmy Carter||Lee Paul||T.J. Nichols||2:37.25|
|2nd||Himyar||P. Robinson||B.G. Thomas|
|3rd||Leveler||Bobby Swim||R.H. Owens|
|4th||Solicitor||B. Edwards||L.P. Tarlton|
|5th||McHenry||W. James||Gen. Abe Buford|
|6th||Respond||Ramey||Rodes & Carr|
|7th||Burgundy||L. Jones||J.M. Wooding|
|8th||Earl of Beaconsfield||Mahoney||A. Strauss & Co.|
|9th||Charley Bush||J. Miller||Jennings & Hunt|
- The winner received a purse of $4,050.
- Second place received $200.