1961 Kentucky Derby

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87th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 6, 1961
Winning horse Carry Back
Jockey Johnny Sellers
Trainer Jack Price
Owner Katherine Price
Surface Dirt
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The 1961 Kentucky Derby was the 87th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 6, 1961.[1][2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Carry Back Johnny Sellers Jack Price Katherine Price
2nd Crozier Braulio Baeza Charles R. Parke Fred W. Hooper
3rd Bass Clef Ronald Baldwin Anthony W. Rupelt Mrs. V. E. Smith
4th Dr. Miller Bill Shoemaker John Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs
5th Sherluck Eddie Arcaro Harold Young Jacob Sher
6th Globemaster John L. Rotz Thomas Joseph Kelly Leonard P. Sasso
7th Four-and-Twenty Johnny Longden Vance Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd.
8th Flutterby Henry Moreno Vance Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd.
9th Loyal Son Lawrence Hansman Thomas H. Stevens Eastwood Stable
10th On His Metal Douglas Dodson Chester F. Bowles J. Graham Brown
11th Light Talk Robert Nono Steve Ippolito Jacnot Stable
12th Ambiopoise Bobby Ussery Thomas Mercer Waller Robert Lehman
13th Ronnie's Ace Alexander Maese Carlton A. Roles Clark-Radkovich
14th Dearborn Bill Phelps Robert C. Steele E. A. Dust
15th Jay Fox Larry Gilligan James W. Smith Brae Burn Farm


  1. ^ "Countdown to Kentucky Derby 2015 | Carry Back, 1961". Courier-journal.com. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  2. ^ "1961". Kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.