1880 Kentucky Derby

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6th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
1880 winner Fonso.
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 18, 1880
Winning horse Fonso
Jockey George Lewis
Surface Dirt
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The 1880 Kentucky Derby was the 6th running of the Kentucky Derby, the race took place on May 18, 1880.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Fonso George Lewis John Henry "Dutch" Rolfes J.S. Shawhan 2:37.50
2nd Kimball W. Lakeland William Cottrill
3rd Bancroft Isaac Murphy Milton Young
4th Boulevard A. Allen W.C. McGavock & Co.
5th Quito Jim McLaughlin Dwyer Bros.


Post Horse Win Place Show
Fonso $ 15.70[2]
  • The winner received a purse of $3,800.
  • Second place received $200.