1897 Kentucky Derby

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23rd Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Typhoon II photograph.png
Typhoon II, the winner of the 1897 Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 12, 1897
Winning horse Typhoon II
Jockey Buttons Garner
Trainer J.C. Cahn
Owner J.C. Cahn
Surface Dirt
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The 1897 Kentucky Derby was the 23rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 12, 1897.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Typhoon II F. Garner J.C. Cahn J.C. Cahn 2:12.50
2nd Ornament Alonzo Clayton C.T. Patterson & Co. Neck
3rd Dr. Catlett R. Williams Turney Bros. 20
4th Dr. Shepard J. Hill Foster Bros. 4
5th Goshen W. Wilhite John Rodegap
6th Ben Brown S. Ballard Chas. Fleischmann


  • The winner received a purse of $4,850.
  • Second place received $700.
  • Third place received $300.[2]