1921 Kentucky Derby

The 1921 Kentucky Derby was the 47th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 7, 1921.[1] Horses Billy Barton, Grey Lag, and Firebrand scratched before the race.[2]

47th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Behave Yourself (horse).jpg
Behave Yourself after winning the 1921 Kentucky Derby
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 7, 1921
Winning horseBehave Yourself
JockeyCharles Thompson
TrainerHerbert J. Thompson
OwnerEdward R. Bradley
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Full resultsEdit

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 1 Behave Yourself Charles Thompson Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 2:04.20
2nd 7 Black Servant Lawrence Lyke Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley Head
3rd 2 Prudery Clarence Kummer James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 6
4th 10 Tryster Frank Coltiletti James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 12
5th 3 Careful Frank Keogh Eugene Wayland Walter J. Salmon Sr. 4
6th 5 Coyne Mack Garner Charles C. Van Meter Harned Bros. 4
7th 4 Leonardo II Andy Schuttinger Kimball Patterson Xalapa Farm Stable 1
8th 12 Uncle Velo Earl Pool Will Perkins George F. Baker 12
9th 11 Bon Homme Clifford Robinson Kimball Patterson Xalapa Farm Stable 2
10th 6 Planet Henry King Will Buford Hal Price Headley 6
11th 8 Star Voter Lavelle Ensor Henry McDaniel J. K. L. Ross 5
12th 9 Muskallonge George W. Carroll Albert B. "Alex" Gordon H. C. "Bud" Fisher 1


Post Horse Win Place Show
1 Behave Yourself $ 19.30 13.00 5.60
7 Black Servant 13.00 5.60
2 Prudery 3.30
  • The winner received a purse of $38,450.
  • Second place received $10,000.
  • Third place received $5,000.
  • Fourth place received $2,000.[2]


  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1921
  2. ^ a b "1921 Kentucky Derby Results Tables" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-04-15.