1889 Kentucky Derby

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15th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 9, 1889
Winning horse Spokane
Jockey Thomas Kiley
Surface Dirt

The 1889 Kentucky Derby was the 15th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 9, 1889.[1] The winning time of 2:34.50 set a new Derby record.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Spokane Tom Kiley John Rodegap Noah Armstrong 2:34.50
2nd Proctor Knott S. Barnes Scoggan & Bryant Nose
3rd Once Again Isaac Murphy Milton Young 2
4th Hindoocraft Armstrong Scoggan Bros. 1
5th Cassius F. Taral Beverwyck Stable 1
6th Sportsman I. Lewis J.K. Megibben & Co. 1/2
7th Outbound Hollis Fleetwood Stable
8th Bootmaker Warwick Wilson & Young


Post Horse Win Place Show
Spokane $ 34.80 6.30
Proctor Knott 2.90
  • The winner received a purse of $4,880.
  • Second place received $300.
  • Third place received $150.[2]