|Breeder||J. M. Clay|
|Owner||T. J. Nichols|
|Blue Ribbon Stakes (1878)
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1878)
Day Star (1875–1893) was the winner of the 4th annual Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs on May 21, 1878. He was a chestnut colt that was foaled in Kentucky and was sired by Star Davis (by the successful Glencoe). His dam was Squeeze 'Em who was sired by Lexington, a foundation sire of many modern Thoroughbred lineages.
In his career, he had 42 starts, 11 wins, 7 places and 5 shows.
- Chew, Peter, The Kentucky Derby: The First 100 Years, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1974
- Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.