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
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 12, 1897
Winning horseTyphoon II
JockeyButtons Garner
TrainerJ.C. Cahn
OwnerJ.C. Cahn
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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]