1888 Kentucky Derby

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14th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 14, 1888
Winning horse Macbeth II
Jockey George Covington
Trainer John Campbell
Owner Chicago Stable
Surface Dirt
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The 1888 Kentucky Derby was the 14th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 14, 1888.[1] The track was labeled as fast.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Macbeth II George Covington John Campbell Chicago Stable 2:38.25
2nd Gallifet A. McCarthy Melbourne Stable 1
3rd White T. Withers W.O. Scully 1
4th Alexandria L. Jones Melbourne Stable 2
5th The Chevalier I. Lewis T.J. Clay 12
6th Autocrat A. Hamilton D. Gibson
7th Col. Zeb Ward H. Blaylock G.M. Rye


  • The winner received a purse of $4,740.
  • Second place received $500.
  • Third place received $200.[3]