1876 Kentucky Derby

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2nd Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Vagrant (horse).jpeg
1876 Kentucky Derby winner Vagrant in an 1877 drawing by T.J. Scott
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 15, 1876
Winning horse Vagrant
Jockey Bobby Swim
Trainer James Williams
Owner William Backhouse Astor Jr.
Surface Dirt
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The 1876 Kentucky Derby was the 2nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 15, 1876.[1] Winning horse Vagrant ran carrying only 97 pounds, one of the lightest loads carried by a winner in Derby history.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 4 Vagrant Bobby Swim James Williams William Backhouse Astor Jr. 2:38.25
2nd Creedmore D. Williams Williams & Owings
3rd Harry Hill J. Miller John Funk
4th Parole P. Sparling Pierre Lorillard IV
5th Germantown W. Graham F.B. Harper
6th Lizzie Stone W. James F.B. Harper
7th Marie Michon Stradford J.A. Grinstead
8th Bombay William Walker Dan Swigert
9th Red Coat L. Hughes Green Clay
10th Leamingtonian R. Colston H.F. Vissman
11th Bullion M. Kelso A. Keene Richards


The winner received a purse of $2,950. The second-place finisher received $200.[3]