1891 Kentucky Derby

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17th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 13, 1891
Winning horse Kingman
Jockey Isaac Burns Murphy
Surface Dirt

The 1891 Kentucky Derby was the 17th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 13, 1891.[1] The winning time of 2:52.25 was the slowest winning time in Derby history.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Kingman Isaac Murphy Dud Allen Jacobin Stable 2:52.25
2nd Balgowan A. Overton T.J. Clay 1/2
3rd High Tariff R. Williams Eastin & Larabie 1
4th Hart Wallace T. Kiley Bashford Manor 1/2


  • The winner received a purse of $4,550.
  • Second place received $300.
  • Third place received $150.[2]