1891 Kentucky Derby

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17th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 13, 1891
Winning horseKingman
JockeyIsaac Burns Murphy
TrainerDudley Allen
OwnerJacobin Stable
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The 1891 Kentucky Derby was the 17th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 13, 1891.[1] The winning time of 2:52.25 was the slowest winning time in Derby history.[2]

With each rider under orders to stay off the lead until the stretch, all four horses ran abreast the whole way waiting for someone to make a move. This resulted in the field to canter their way around the track going a mile in 2:01, a mile and a quarter in 2:26 ¾ and finish the mile and half race in 2:52.[3]

Full results[edit]

Finished Odds Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 1-2 Kingman Isaac Murphy Dudley Allen Jacobin Stable 2:52.25
2nd 3-1 Balgowan Monk Overton Thomas J. Clay 12
3rd 15-1 High Tariff Robert Williams Eastin & Larabie 1
4th 7-2 Hart Wallace Thomas Kiley Bashford Manor Stable 12


  • The winner received a purse of $4,550.
  • Second place received $300.
  • Third place received $150.[2]


  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1891
  2. ^ a b 1891 Kentucky Derby Results Tables
  3. ^ "Media Guide | 2017 Kentucky Derby & Oaks | May 5 and 6, 2017 | Tickets, Events, News". www.kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved 2017-04-11.