1914 Kentucky Derby

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40th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Old Rosebud.jpg
Old Rosebud winning the 1914 Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 9, 1914
Winning horse Old Rosebud
Jockey John McCabe
Trainer Frank D. Weir
Owner Hamilton C. Applegate
Surface Dirt
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The 1914 Kentucky Derby was the 40th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 9, 1914.[1] Horses Ivan Gardner, Brickley, Belloc, and Constant scratched before the race. Betting favorite Old Rosebud led the entire race, winning by eight lengths. The winning time of 2.03.40 set a new Derby record.[2] Churchill Downs president Matt Winn channeled Old Rosebud's record setting run, which smashed the previous year's record set by longshot Donerail, into considerable publicity for the Derby.[3]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 10 Old Rosebud John McCabe Frank D. Weir Hamilton C. Applegate 2:03.40
2nd 7 Hodge W. Taylor K. Spence 8
3rd 4 Bronzewing Jack Hanover, born, Brooklyn, NY A.P. Humphrey, Jr. 1 12
4th 3 John Gund G. Byrne A. Baker 4
5th 1 Old Ben C. Turner W.G. Yanke 6
6th 5 Surprising C. Peak R.F. Carman 2
7th 2 Watermelon W. French John E. Madden 3


Post Horse Win Place Show
10 Old Rosebud $ 3.70 3.00 2.80
7 Hodge 3.60 3.60
4 Bronzewing 4.00
  • The winner received a purse of $9,125.
  • Second place received $2,000.
  • Third place received $1,000.[2]


  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1914
  2. ^ a b 1914 Kentucky Derby Results Tables
  3. ^ Bolus, Jim. Kentucky Derby Stories. Pelican Publishing Company. Gretna, LA, 1993, p. 73