Donerail after winning the 1913 Kentucky Derby
|Breeder||Thomas P. Hayes|
|Owner||Thomas P. Hayes|
|Trainer||Thomas P. Hayes|
|Kentucky Derby (1913)
Canadian Sportsmen's Handicap (1913)
Hamilton Cup (1914)
|Last updated on December 16, 2006|
Donerail (born 1910) was an American thoroughbred racehorse who was the upset winner of the 1913 Kentucky Derby. His win stands to this day as the biggest long shot victory in the history of the Derby. Going off at 91-1, Donerail provided a $184.90 payoff for a $2 bet. He was drawing away at the finish. He also set a new track record with a time of 2:04 4/5.
In that race, various horses had the lead, and for a time it was Ten Point, Foundation in second, and Yankee Notions third. Roscoe Goose kept Donerail away from the pacesetters, but within striking distance.
As the horses turned into the stretch, Ten Point was still leading, but Donerail closed to gain the lead. He crossed the wire half a length ahead of Ten Point.
Out of 62 starts, Donerail won 10, placed in 11, and showed in 10. His other major victories came in the Canadian Sportsmen's Handicap and the Hamilton Cup. His career earnings amounted to $15,156.
- Donerail's pedigree with photo
- Donerail's Kentucky Derby
- Article about Donerail's jockey, Roscoe Goose
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