1883 Kentucky Derby
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1883 Kentucky Derby winner Leonatus in an 1886 engraving by Henry H. Cross
|Date||May 23, 1883|
The 1883 Kentucky Derby was the 9th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 23, 1883. An article in the Louisville Commercial about the 1883 Derby contained the first reference to the track as Churchill Downs.
|Finished||Post||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Time / behind|
|1st||Leonatus||William Donohue||John McGinty||Chinn & Morgan||2:43.00|
|2nd||Drake Carter||J. Spellman||Morris & Patton|
|3rd||Lord Raglan||B. Quantrell||Noah Armstrong|
|4th||Ascender||J. Stoval||R.C. Pate|
|5th||Standiford Kellar||H. Blaylock||J.R. Watts|
|6th||Pike's Pride||G. Evans||Clipsiana Stable|
|7th||Chatter||H. Henderson||W.C. McCurdy|
- The winner received a purse of $3,760.
- Second place received $200.