1917 Kentucky Derby

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43rd Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Omar Khayyam (horse).jpg
1917 Kentucky Derby winner Omar Khayyam
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 12, 1917
Winning horse Omar Khayyam
Jockey Charles B. Borel
Surface Dirt
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The 1917 Kentucky Derby was the 43rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 12, 1917.[1] Horses Penrod, Diamond, and Sol Gilsey scratched before the race. Winner Omar Khayyam, foaled in England, was the first foreign bred horse to win the Derby.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 8 Omar Khayyam Charles B. Borel C.T. Patterson Billings & Johnson 2:04.60
2nd 3 Ticket J. McTaggart A. Miller 2
3rd 1 Midway C. Hunt J.W. Parrish 1 12
4th 11 Rickety F. Robinson H.P. Whitney 4
5th 9 War Star M. Buxton A.K. Macomber 1
6th 14 Manister Toi F. Keogh E. Herz Head
7th 4 Skeptic E. Martin H.H. Hewitt Head
8th 2 Guy Fortune D. Connelly Pastime Stable 1 12
9th 12 Star Master Johnny Loftus A.K. Macomber 12
10th 13 Stargazer W. Crump A.K. Macomber Head
11th 5 Cudgel F. Murphy J.W. Schorr 2
12th 7 Green Jones R. Goose W.H. Baker 5
13th 10 Top o' the Wave J. Morys Beverwyck Stable 8
14th 6 Berline W. Andress J.S. Ward 4
15th 15 Acabado A. Schuttinger Wickliffe Stable 12

Payout[edit]

Post Horse Win Place Show
8 Omar Khayyam $ 27.60 10.90 6.20
3 Ticket 3.70 2.80
1 Midway 5.10
  • The winner received a purse of $16,600.
  • Second place received $2,500.
  • Third place received $1,000.
  • Fourth place received $275.[2]

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