1890 Kentucky Derby

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16th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 14, 1890
Winning horse Riley
Jockey Isaac Burns Murphy
Surface Dirt

The 1890 Kentucky Derby was the 16th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 14, 1890.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Riley Isaac Murphy Ed Corrigan Ed Corrigan 2:45.00
2nd Bill Letcher A. Allen John Henry "Dutch" Rolfes W.R. Letcher 1-3/4
3rd Robespierre S. Francis G.V. Hankins 2
4th Palisade T. Britton S. Williams 1
5th Outlook Breckinridge B.J. Treacy 1/2
6th Prince Fonso A. Overton J.C. Twymann & Co.


  • The winner received a purse of $5,460.
  • Second place received $300.
  • Third place received $150.[2]