1889 Kentucky Derby

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15th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 9, 1889
Winning horseSpokane
JockeyThomas Kiley
TrainerJohn Rodegap
OwnerNoah Armstrong
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The 1889 Kentucky Derby was the 15th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 9, 1889.[1] The winning time of 2:34.50 set a new Derby record.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Spokane Thomas Kiley John Rodegap Noah Armstrong 2:34.50
2nd Proctor Knott Shelby Barnes Scoggan & Bryant Nose
3rd Once Again Isaac Murphy Milton Young 2
4th Hindoocraft Armstrong Scoggan Bros. 1
5th Cassius Fred Taral Beverwyck Stable 1
6th Sportsman Isaac E. Lewis J.K. Megibben & Co. 12
7th Outbound Hollis Fleetwood Stable
8th Bootmaker Warwick Wilson & Young


Post Horse Win Place Show
Spokane $ 34.80 6.30
Proctor Knott 2.90
  • The winner received a purse of $4,880.
  • Second place received $300.
  • Third place received $150.[2]