1901 Kentucky Derby

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27th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
His Eminence (horse).jpg
1901 Kentucky Derby winner His Eminence
Location Churchill Downs
Date April 29, 1901
Winning horse His Eminence
Jockey Jimmy Winkfield
Trainer Frank B. Van Meter
Owner Frank B. Van Meter
Surface Dirt
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The 1901 Kentucky Derby was the 27th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on April 29, 1901.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st His Eminence Jimmy Winkfield Frank B. Van Meter Frank B. Van Meter 2:07.75
2nd Sannazarro D. O'Connor William Hayes 1 12
3rd Driscoll J. Boland Woodford Clay 2 12
4th Amur J. Dupree George J. Long 1 12
5th Alard Scheck J. Woods J.W. Schorr 5


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