1880 Kentucky Derby

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6th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
1880 winner Fonso.
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 18, 1880
Winning horse Fonso
Jockey George Lewis
Surface Dirt

The 1880 Kentucky Derby was the 6th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 18, 1880.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Fonso G. Lewis John Henry "Dutch" Rolfes J.S. Shawhan 2:37.50
2nd Kimball W. Lakeland William Cottrill
3rd Bancroft Isaac Murphy Milton Young
4th Boulevard A. Allen W.C. McGavock & Co.
5th Quito Jim McLaughlin Dwyer Bros.


Post Horse Win Place Show
Fonso $ 15.70[2]
  • The winner received a purse of $3,800.
  • Second place received $200.