1877 Kentucky Derby

The 1877 Kentucky Derby was the 3rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 22, 1877.[1] The 1877 Derby was the first to attract a major celebrity spectator, Polish actress Helena Modjeska.[2]

3rd Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 22, 1877
Winning horseBaden-Baden
JockeyWilliam Walker
TrainerEdward D. Brown
OwnerDaniel Swigert
SurfaceDirt
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Full resultsEdit

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Baden-Baden William Walker Edward D. Brown Daniel Swigert 2:38 0/0
2nd Leonard Robert Swim Hal Pettit McGrath
3rd King William Bailey Smallwood & Co.
4th Vera Cruz Isaac Burns Murphy James T. Williams
5th McWhirter H. Moore Abraham Perry Gen. Abe Buford
6th Odd Fellow D. Williams J. J. Merrill
7th Malvern S. Jones George H. Rice
8th Early Light W. James Frank B. Harper
9th Dan K. McGrath Johnson & Mills
10th Lisbon Douglass Daniel Swigert
11th Headlight Shelton L. B. Field

PayoutEdit

The winner received a purse of $3,300. The second-place finisher received $200.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1877
  2. ^ "Kentucky Derby Red Carpet". Archived from the original on 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  3. ^ "1877 Kentucky Derby Results Tables" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-07-10.