1881 Kentucky Derby

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7th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Hindoo (USA).jpg
1881 Kentucky Derby winner Hindoo
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 17, 1881
Winning horse Hindoo
Jockey Jim McLaughlin
Surface Dirt
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The 1881 Kentucky Derby was the 7th running of the Kentucky Derby, the race took place on May 17, 1881.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Hindoo Jim McLaughlin James G. Rowe, Sr. Dwyer Bros. 2:40.00
2nd Lelex A. Allen B.G. Thomas
3rd Alfambra G. Evans G.W. Bowen & Co.
4th Sligo B. Donohue H.P. McGrath
5th Getaway T. Fisher Milton Young
6th Calycanthus G. Smith H.P. McGrath


Post Horse Win Place Show
Hindoo $ 6.60
Lelex $12.70
  • The winner received a purse of $4,410.
  • Second place received $200.[2]