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1883 Kentucky Derby

The 1883 Kentucky Derby was the 9th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 23, 1883.[1] An article in the Louisville Commercial newspaper about the 1883 Derby contained the first reference to the track as Churchill Downs.[2]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Leonatus William Donohue John McGinty Chinn & Morgan 2:43.00
2nd Drake Carter J. Spellman Morris & Patton
3rd Lord Raglan B. Quantrell Noah Armstrong
4th Ascender J. Stoval R.C. Pate
5th Standiford Kellar H. Blaylock J.R. Watts
6th Pike's Pride G. Evans Clipsiana Stable
7th Chatter H. Henderson W.C. McCurdy


Post Horse Win Place Show

$ 14.80

  • The winner received a purse of $3,760.
  • Second place received $200.[3]



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