1879 Kentucky Derby

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5th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 20, 1879
Winning horse Lord Murphy
Jockey Charlie Shauer
Surface Dirt
1878
1880

The 1879 Kentucky Derby was the 5th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 20, 1879.[1] The winning horse Lord Murphy set a new Derby record with a winning time of 2:37.00.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Lord Murphy Charlie Shauer George Rice Geo. W. Darden & Co. 2:37.00
2nd Falsetto Isaac Murphy J.W.H. Reynolds
3rd Strathmore Hightower George Cadwallader
4th Trinidad A. Allen Dan Swigert
5th One Dime L. Jones G.W. Bowen & Co.
6th General Pike J. Stovall Gen. Abe Buford
7th Ada Glenn Ramey G.D. Wilson
8th Buckner D. Edwards H.W. Farris
9th Wissahickon L. Hawkins H.P. McGrath

Payout[edit]

  • The winner received a purse of $3,550.
  • Second place received $200.[3]

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