1877 Kentucky Derby
|Date||May 22, 1877|
The 1877 Kentucky Derby was the 3rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 22, 1877. The 1877 Derby was the first to attract a major celebrity spectator, Polish actress Helena Modjeska.
|Finished||Post||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Time / behind|
|1st||Baden-Baden||William Walker||Ed Brown||Daniel Swigert||2:38|
|2nd||Leonard||Bobby Swim||H.P. McGrath|
|3rd||King William||Bailey||Smallwood & Co.|
|4th||Vera Cruz||I. Murphy||J.T. Williams|
|5th||McWhirter||H. Moore||Gen. Abe Buford|
|6th||Odd Fellow||D. Williams||J.J. Merrill|
|7th||Malvern||S. Jones||George H. Rice|
|8th||Early Light||W. James||F.B. Harper|
|9th||Dan K.||McGrath||Johnson & Mills|
The winner received a purse of $3,300. The second-place finisher received $200.