1885 Kentucky Derby

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11th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 14, 1885
Winning horse Joe Cotton
Jockey Erskine Henderson
Trainer Abe Perry
Owner James T. Williams
Surface Dirt
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The 1885 Kentucky Derby was the 11th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 14, 1885.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Joe Cotton Erskine Henderson Abe Perry James T. Williams 2:37.25
2nd Bersan E. West Morris & Patton
3rd Ten Booker J. Stoval Milton Young
4th Favor Thompkins Morris & Patton
5th Irish Pat Isaac Murphy Ed Corrigan
6th Keokuk C. Fishburn W.P. Hunt
7th Clay Pate T. Withers R.C. Pate
8th Thistle H. Blaylock P.G. Speth
9th Playfair W. Conkling G.W. Darden & Co.
10th Lord Coleridge L. Hughes William Cottrill


Post Horse Win Place Show
Joe Cotton $ 9.30 8.80
Bersan $7.40
  • The winner received a purse of $4,630.
  • Second place received $200.[2]