Lawrin (May 15, 1935 – September 1, 1955) was an American thoroughbred racehorse owned by Herbert M. Woolf who won the Kentucky Derby in 1938. He was the son of Insco. Lawrin also won the Flamingo Stakes and American Invitational. He is the only Kansas-bred winner of the Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Derby winner ridden by the great jockey Eddie Arcaro. Lawrin died in 1955 and was buried next to his sire, Insco, on Woolford Farm in what would become Prairie Village, Kansas. One can still visit his grave in the cul-de-sac at 59 Le Mans Court, Prairie Village, just northwest of Mission Road & Somerset.

GrandsireSir Gallahad III
DamMargaret Lawrence
CountryUnited States
BreederWoolford Farm
OwnerWoolford Farm
TrainerBen A. Jones
Record26: 9-8-2
Major wins
Hialeah Stakes (1938)
Hollywood Trial Stakes (1938)
American Invitational (1938)
Flamingo Stakes (1938)
Kentucky Derby (1938)
Last updated on March 19, 2007

Lawrin was trained by Ben A. Jones, and had 23 starts before the Derby in 1938.

The Kentucky DerbyEdit

During the race, Arcaro took Lawrin to an early 3-length lead keeping to the rail. However, Lawrin started to tire with an eighth of a mile to go and drifted to the middle of the track. Future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro, who got the first of his five Derby wins, urged him on and was able keep the lead from a furiously gaining Dauber. Lawrin won over a field that also included Menow, Fighting Fox, and Bull Lea.

Lawrin did not run in the remaining two American Classic Races.

On April 14, 2007, Prairie Village Mayor Ronald L. Shaffer proclaimed Saturday, May 5, 2007 Lawrin's Legacy Day in Prairie Village, KS.[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2007-04-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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