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1881 Kentucky Derby

The 1881 Kentucky Derby was the 7th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 17, 1881.[1]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Hindoo Jim McLaughlin James G. Rowe, Sr. Dwyer Bros. 2:40.00
2nd Lelex A. Allen B.G. Thomas
3rd Alfambra G. Evans G.W. Bowen & Co.
4th Sligo B. Donohue H.P. McGrath
5th Getaway T. Fisher Milton Young
6th Calycanthus G. Smith H.P. McGrath


Post Horse Win Place Show

$ 6.60


$ 12.70

  • The winner received a purse of $4,410.
  • Second place received $200.[2]



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