1914 Kentucky Derby

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Old Rosebud winning the 1914 Kentucky Derby

The 1914 Kentucky Derby was the 40th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 9, 1914.[1] Horses Ivan Gardner, Brickley, Belloc, and Constant scratched before the race. Betting favorite Old Rosebud led the entire race, winning by eight lengths. The winning time of 2.03.40 set a new Derby record.[2] Churchill Downs president Matt Winn channeled Old Rosebud's record setting run, which smashed the previous year's record set by longshot Donerail, into considerable publicity for the Derby.[3]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 6 Old Rosebud J. McCabe F.D. Weir H.C. Applegate 2:03.40
2nd 7 Hodge W. Taylor K. Spence 8
3rd 4 Bronzewing J. Hanover A.P. Humphrey, Jr. 1-1/2
4th 3 John Gund G. Byrne A. Baker 4
5th 1 Old Ben C. Turner W.G. Yanke 6
6th 5 Surprising C. Peak R.F. Carman 2
7th 2 Watermelon W. French John E. Madden 3


Post Horse Win Place Show
6 Old Rosebud $ 3.70 3.00 2.80
7 Hodge 3.60 3.60
4 Bronzewing 4.00
  • The winner received a purse of $9,125.
  • Second place received $2,000.
  • Third place received $1,000.[2]


  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1914
  2. ^ a b 1914 Kentucky Derby Results Tables
  3. ^ Bolus, Jim. Kentucky Derby Stories. Pelican Publishing Company. Gretna, LA, 1993, p. 73