Latonia Derby

The Latonia Derby was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually from 1883 through 1937 at Latonia Race Track in Latonia, Kentucky.[1]Open to three-year-old horses, for its first 52 years the Latonia Derby was contested at a mile and a half then in 1935 the distance was shortened to a mile and a quarter. It was run as the Hindoo Stakes from inception in 1883 to 1886 in honor of the Kentucky-bred U.S. Racing Hall of Fame horse, Hindoo.[2] The race usually attracted the Kentucky Derby winner; it became so popular that in 1912 a motion picture was made by Independent Motion Picture Co. entitled Winning the Latonia Derby, featuring silent film star King Baggot.

Latonia Derby
Discontinued stakes race
LocationLatonia Race Track
Latonia, Kentucky
Inaugurated1883
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance1¼ miles (10 furlongs)
TrackDirt, left-handed
QualificationThree-years-old
Purse$12,800

The inaugural 1883 Latonia Derby was won by Kentucky Derby winner Leonatus. Future Derby winners Kingman (1891), Halma (1895), Ben Brush (1896), Lieut. Gibson (1900), Elwood (1904) and Sir Huon (1906) also won the race; the 1918 edition was won by Harry Payne Whitney's Belmont Stakes-winning colt, Johren. In 1936, Rushaway won the Illinois Derby during the afternoon, then was shipped 300 miles (480 km) overnight to win the Latonia Derby the following afternoon.[3]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer: ¹

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win$
1937 Reaping Reward Alfred M. Robertson Robert McGarvey Milky Way Farm Stable 114 M 2:03.80 $12,800
1936 Rushaway Johnny Longden Alfred G. Tarn Alfred G. Tarn 114 M 2:02.60 $12,125
1935 Tearout William Hanka Howard Wells Daniel B. Midkiff 114 M 2:04.00 $12,680
1934 Fiji Gilbert Elston Tom B. Young Young Brothers 112 M 2:31.80 $7,980
1933 Gold Basis Gilbert Elston Max Hirsch Morton L. Schwartz 112 M 2:31.20 $7,750
1932 Stepenfetchit Robert Finnerty James W. Healy Liz Whitney 112 M 2:31.20 $11,360
1931 Spanish Play Charles Landolt George Land Knebelkamp & Morris 112 M 2:30.00 $22,575
1930 Gallant Knight Herman Schutte Kay Spence Audley Farm Stable 112 M 2:35.00 $22,175
1929 Buddy Basil Dunice Dubois William F. Polson Basil Manor Stable 112 M 2:30.40 $23,075
1928 Toro Eddie Ambrose John F. Schorr Edward Beale McLean 112 M 2:41.20 $22,525
1927 Handy Mandy Earl Pool Walter W. Taylor Hal Price Headley 112 M 2:28.60 $24,250
1926 Bagenbaggage Eric Blind William A. Hurley Edward R. Bradley 112 M 2:32.20 $24,500
1925 Broadway Jones Hurley Meyer Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 112 M 2:31.00 $25,225
1924 Chilhowee Lawrence McDermott John C. Gallaher Gallaher Bros. 112 M 2:30.20 $25,600
1923 The Clown Harry Lunsford Kay Spence Audley Farm Stable 112 M 2:32.60 $15650
1922 Thibodaux Earl Pool William Perkins William Perkins 112 M 2:33.80 $14,625
1921 Brother Batch Mack Garner Charles C. Van Meter E. C. Arnold 112 M 2:47.60 $14,900
1920 Upset Jose Rodriguez S. Abner Clopton Harry P. Whitney 112 M 2:32.00 $16,300
1919 Be Frank Clarence Kummer William Jennings Jr. Cornelius M. Garrison 112 M 2:37.60 $16,160
1918 Johren Frank Robinson Albert Simons Harry P. Whitney 112 M 2:33.00 $9,925
1917 Liberty Loan Johnny Loftus John W. May A. Kingsley Macomber 112 M 2:30.80 $9,550
1916 Dodge Frank Murphy John S. Ward Weber & Ward 112 M 2:37.00 $9,950
1915 Royal Carl Ganz Herman R. Brandt Jefferson Livingston 112 M 2:32.00 $10,125
1914 John Gund Andy Neylon Auval John Baker A. Baker & Co. 112 M 2:30.40 $6,025
1913 Gowell Fred Teahan Jack T. Weaver Jack T. Weaver 112 M 2:33.20 $5,725
1912 Free Lance Charles Peak Peter W. Coyne Bashford Manor Stable 112 M 2:31.00 $4,250
1911 Governor Gray Ted Rice James S. Everman R. N. Smith & Co. 112 M 2:30.40 $3,550
1910 Joe Morris Charles Grand Auval John Baker Robert H. Anderson 112 M 2:33.40 $2,925
1909 Olambala Ted Rice Roy Cassady John G. Greener 112 M 2:39.20 $3,095
1908 Pinkola Andy Minder William H. Fizer William H. Fizer 112 M 2:35.40 $3,655
1907 The Abbot James Lee William J. Young William J. Young 112 M 2:46.20 $4,410
1906 Sir Huon Roscoe Troxler Peter W. Coyne Bashford Manor Stable 112 M 2:36.80 $5,095
1905 The Foreman John K. Treubel John Walters George M. Hendrie 112 M 2:38.00 $5,950
1904 Elwood Frank Prior Charles E. Durnell Lasca Durnell 112 M 2:42.75 $5,730
1903 Woodlake Richard Crowhurst Thomas C. McDowell Thomas C. McDowell 112 M 2:36.75 $7,035
1902 Harry New Phillip J. Otis John P. Mayberry Charles R. Ellison 112 M 2:38.75 $4,390
1901 Hernando Jimmy Winkfield Robert Tucker W. H. Laudeman 112 M 2:35.25 $4,985
1900 Lieut. Gibson* Jimmy Boland Charles Hughes Charles H. Smith 112 M 0:00.00 $4,715
1899 Prince McClurg William Beauchamp James H. McAvoy J. H. McAvoy & W. E. Applegate 112 M 2:36.20 $6,825
1898 Han d'Or Jess Conley Crit Davis T. H. Coleman Jr. 112 M 2:32.50 $7,620
1897 Ornament Alonzo Clayton Charles T. Patterson Charles T. Patterson 112 M 2:35.25 $8,740
1896 Ben Brush Willie Simms Hardy Campbell Jr. Michael F. Dwyer 112 M 2:40.50 $12,200
1895 Halma Charles Thorpe Thomas Welsh Charles Fleischmann & Sons 112 M 2:34.50 $6,720
1894 Lazzarone Willie Martin H. Eugene Leigh H. E. Leigh & Robert L. Rose 112 M 2:51.00 $6,555
1893 Buck McCann Charles Thorpe Robert Tucker Scoggan Brothers 112 M 2:44.00 $4,450
1892 Newton Alonzo Clayton John T. Ireland Ireland Bros. (Frank & John T.) 112 M 3:14.00 $3,700
1891 Kingman Isaac Murphy Dudley Allen Jacobin Stable 112 M 2:45.25 $4,540
1890 Bill Letcher Alonzo Allen William R. Letcher William R. Letcher 112 M 2:43.00 $5,380
1889 Hindoocraft Hollis Enoch Wishard Scoggan Brothers 112 M 2:41.00 $4,300
1888 Los Angeles** Armstrong Albert Cooper E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin 112 M 2:39.25 $4,270
1887 Libretto Isaac Murphy Frank B. Harper 112 M 2:38.25 $4,390
1886 Silver Cloud Isaac Murphy Albert Cooper E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin 112 M 2:40.00 $3,810
1885 Bersan Isaac Murphy Green B. Morris G. B. Morris & James D. Patton 112 M 2:42.75 $4,080
1884 Audrain Richard Fishburn J. Beck Thomas Jefferson Megibben 112 M 2:42.00 $3,860
1883 Leonatus Isaac Murphy Raleigh Colston Sr. Jack P. Chinn & George W. Morgan 112 M 2:40.50 $2,850
  • * 1900: Walkover, no time taken.
  • ** 1888: Dead Heat runoff won by Los Angeles over White.

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