1898 Kentucky Derby

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24th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 4, 1898
Winning horse Plaudit
Jockey Willie Simms
Trainer John E. Madden
Owner John E. Madden
Surface Dirt
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The 1898 Kentucky Derby was the 24th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 4, 1898.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Plaudit Willie Simms John E. Madden John E. Madden 2:09.00
2nd Lieber Karl Tommy Burns George Walker John W. Schorr Nose
3rd Isabey A. Knapp Stanton & Tucker 20
4th Han d'Or Jess Conley George A. Singerly


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