1920 Kentucky Derby

The 1920 Kentucky Derby was the 46th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 8, 1920, and was run at a mile and one-quarter.[1] Horses Golden Broom, Kinnoul, Simpleton, Ethel Gray, and Westwood scratched before the race.[2]

46th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Paul Jones (horse).jpg
Paul Jones after winning the 1920 Kentucky Derby
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 8, 1920
Winning horsePaul Jones
JockeyTed Rice
TrainerWilliam Garth
OwnerRal Parr
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Full resultsEdit

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 2 Paul Jones Ted Rice William M. Garth Ral Parr 2:09.00
2nd 5 Upset José Rodriguez James G. Rowe Sr. Harry P. Whitney Head
3rd 13 On Watch Newton Barrett Max Hirsch George W. Loft 4
4th 8 Damask Eddie Ambrose Mose Goldblatt Harry P. Whitney 4
5th 7 Donnacona William O'Brien Max Hirsch George W. Loft 2
6th 15 Blazes Clarence Kummer William M. Garth Ral Parr 4
7th 4 By Golly Lawrence Lyke Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 12
8th 14 Wildair Laverne Fator James G. Rowe Sr. Harry P. Whitney Head
9th 9 Bersagliere Thomas Murray James N. Evans Gifford A. Cochran Head
10th 6 Patches Jack Hanover Albert B. "Alex" Gordon F. C. Bain 12
11th 1 Herron James Butwell William J. Daly E. Alvarez 4
12th 10 Sandy Beal J. Williams Nathanial K. Beal W. S. Murray 12
13th 3 Prince Pal Andy Schuttinger William M. Wallace Simms & Oliver 12
14th 11 David Harum Charles Fairbrother William H. Karrick William R. Coe 2
15th 12 Cleopatra Linus McAtee William H. Karrick William R. Coe 1+12
16th 17 Peace Pennant Mack Garner Joseph S. Hawkins William F. Polson 5
17th 16 Sterling John Callahan Charles C. Van Meter Charles C. Van Meter 20


Post Horse Win Place Show
2 Paul Jones $ 34.40 12.30 6.60
5 Upset 3.20 3.00
13 On Watch 4.00
  • The winner received a purse of $30,375.
  • Second place received $4,000.
  • Third place received $2,000.
  • Fourth place received $275.[2]


  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1920
  2. ^ a b "1920 Kentucky Derby Results Tables" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-22.