1884 Kentucky Derby

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10th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 16, 1884
Winning horse Buchanan
Jockey Isaac Burns Murphy
Trainer William Bird
Owner William Cottrill
Surface Dirt
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The 1884 Kentucky Derby was the 10th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 16, 1884.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Buchanan Isaac Murphy William Bird Cottrill & Brown 2:40.25
2nd Loftin T. Sayers R.A. Johnson & Co.
3rd Audrain C. Fishburn T.J. Megibben
4th Bob Miles Jim McLaughlin J.T. Williams
5th Bob Cook E. Gorham R.M. McClelland
6th Boreas O'Brien R.M. McClelland
7th Admiral C. Taylor Clay & Woodford
8th Exploit W. Conkling Wooding & Puryear
9th Powhattan III D. Williams R.A. Johnson & Co.


Post Horse Win Place Show
Buchanan $ 20.60
  • The winner received a purse of $3,990.
  • Second place received $200.[2]