1888 Kentucky Derby

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14th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 14, 1888
Winning horse Macbeth II
Jockey George Covington
Surface Dirt

The 1888 Kentucky Derby was the 14th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 14, 1888.[1] The track was labeled as fast.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Macbeth II G. Covington John Campbell Chicago Stable 2:38.25
2nd Gallifet A. McCarthy Melbourne Stable 1
3rd White T. Withers W.O. Scully 1
4th Alexandria L. Jones Melbourne Stable 2
5th The Chevalier I. Lewis T.J. Clay 1/2
6th Autocrat A. Hamilton D. Gibson
7th Col. Zeb Ward H. Blaylock G.M. Rye


  • The winner received a purse of $4,740.
  • Second place received $500.
  • Third place received $200.[3]