1915 Kentucky Derby

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41st Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
JamesRowe-Regret-1915.jpg
Regret and owner Harry Payne Whitney
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 8, 1915
Winning horseRegret
JockeyJoe Notter
TrainerJames G. Rowe Sr.
OwnerHarry Payne Whitney
SurfaceDirt
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The 1915 Kentucky Derby was the 41st running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 8, 1915.[1] Horses Kilkenny Boy, Phosphor, and Commonada scratched before the race.[2] Regret, the first filly to ever win the Derby, generated significant publicity for the race, causing Churchill Downs president Matt Winn to observe that because of Regret's win "the Derby was thus made an American institution."[3]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 2 Regret Joe Notter James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 2:05.40
2nd 3 Pebbles Charles Borel Richard C. Benson James Butler 2
3rd 8 Sharpshooter James Butwell William H. Karrick Schulyer L. Parsons 2
4th 10 Royal II Andy Neylon Herman R. Brandt Jefferson Livingston 1
5th 5 Emerson Cochran William Taylor Auval John Baker Col. Robert L. Baker 3
6th 11 Leo Ray Tom McTaggart William J. Young James T. Looney 12
7th 13 Double Eagle Claude Burlingame Stephen J. Lawler Quincy Stable (James F. Johnson) 1 12
8th 1 Dortch Albert Mott Henry Louden William W. Darden 4
9th 4 For Fair William Warrington George M. Miller George M. Miller 5
10th 7 Ed Crump Roscoe Goose John F. Schorr John W. Schorr 12
11th 12 Little String Earl Pool Elza Brown Michael B. Gruber Head
12th 6 Goldcrest Boy Joe Kederis John F. Schorr John W. Schorr 1 12
13th 16 Uncle Bryn John McTaggart Robert W. Walden Mrs. Robert W. Walden 2
14th 15 Tetan James Smyth Will Perkins Johnson & Crosthwaite 2
15th 9 Norse King William O'Brien Max Hirsch F. B. Lemaire 2
16th 14 Booker Bill Walter Andress Will Perkins M. C. Moore 4

Payout[edit]

Post Horse Win Place Show
2 Regret $ 7.30 4.00 3.60
3 Pebbles 7.60 4.80
8 Sharpshooter 7.10
  • The winner received a purse of $11,450.
  • Second place received $2,000.
  • Third place received $1,000.
  • Fourth place received $225.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1915
  2. ^ a b 1915 Kentucky Derby Results Tables
  3. ^ Bolus, Jim. Kentucky Derby Stories. Pelican Publishing Company. Gretna, LA, 1993, p. 74