|Breeder||William Cottrill & J. W. Guest|
|Owner||William Cottrill & Samuel S. Brown|
|Buchanan is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Mrs. Grigsby by Buckden. He was born around 1881 in the United States, and was bred by William Cottrill & J. W. Guest.|
Ripple Stakes (1884)
Kentucky Derby (1884)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Buchanan (1881- c.1898) was an American thoroughbred racehorse and was the winner of the 1884 Kentucky Derby, Ripple Stakes and Clark Stakes. Buchanan had not achieved a race win before competing in the Kentucky Derby and by contemporary accounts was a difficult and unruly mount. He was ridden in the 1884 derby by the great African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy, who won three Kentucky Derbys in his lifetime (1884, 1890, and 1891).
Buchanan retired from racing at age three and lived the remainder of his days at the Senorita Stock Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, site of the present day Kentucky Horse Park. He had limited success as a stud, siring only three stakes winners. His most successful son was the Latonia Derby winner Buck McCann.