1896 Kentucky Derby
Ben Brush saddling up for the 1896 Kentucky Derby
|Date||May 6, 1896|
|Winning horse||Ben Brush|
The 1896 Kentucky Derby was the 22nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 6, 1896. This was the first Derby held at the current distance of 1 1⁄4 miles. Accordingly, the winning horse Ben Brush set the Derby record at that distance with a time of 2:07.75.
|Finished||Post||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Time / behind|
|1st||Ben Brush||Willie Simms||Hardy Campbell||M.F. Dwyer||2:07.75|
|2nd||Ben Eder||J. Tabor||Hot Springs Stable||Nose|
|3rd||Semper Ego||A. Perkins||L.B. Ringgold||8|
|4th||First Mate||C. Thorpe||Eastin & Larabie||8|
|5th||The Dragon||A. Overton||James E. Pepper|
|6th||Parson||T. Britton||Himyar Stable|
|7th||The Winner||W. Walker||William Wallace|
|8th||Ulysses||R. Williams||Ed Brown|
- The winner received a purse of $4,850.
- Second place received $700.
- Third place received $300.
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