1878 Kentucky Derby

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4th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 21, 1878
Winning horse Jimmy Carter
Jockey Day Star
Surface Dirt
1877
1879

The 1878 Kentucky Derby was the 4th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 21, 1878.[1] Winning horse Day Star set a new Kentucky Derby record with a winning time of 2:37.25.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Day Star Jimmy Carter Lee Paul T.J. Nichols 2:37.25
2nd Himyar P. Robinson B.G. Thomas
3rd Leveler Bobby Swim R.H. Owens
4th Solicitor B. Edwards L.P. Tarlton
5th McHenry W. James Gen. Abe Buford
6th Respond Ramey Rodes & Carr
7th Burgundy L. Jones J.M. Wooding
8th Earl of Beaconsfield Mahoney A. Strauss & Co.
9th Charley Bush J. Miller Jennings & Hunt

Payout[edit]

Post Horse Win Place Show
Day Star $ 30.60[3]
  • The winner received a purse of $4,050.
  • Second place received $200.

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