1916 Kentucky Derby

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42nd Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
George Smith and Johnny Loftus - 1916 copy.jpg
Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith at the 1916 Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 13, 1916
Winning horse George Smith
Jockey Johnny Loftus
Trainer Hollie Hughes
Owner John Sanford
Surface Dirt
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The 1916 Kentucky Derby was the 42nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 13, 1916.[1] Horses St. Isidore, Bulse, and Huffaker scratched before the race.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 8 George Smith Johnny Loftus Hollie Hughes John Sanford 2:04.00
2nd 3 Star Hawk Walter Lilley Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber Neck
3rd 1 Franklin Ted Rice John S. Ward Weber & Ward 5
4th 4 Dodge Frank Murphy John S. Ward Weber & Ward 12
5th 5 Thunderer Thomas McTaggart James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 6
6th 7 The Cock Mack Garner Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber 1
7th 2 Dominant Joe Notter James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 5
8th 9 Kinney Loyd Gentry Sr. Thomas P. Hayes Thomas P. Hayes 5
9th 6 Lena Misha Eddie Dugan George Zeigler Beverwyck Stable 12


Post Horse Win Place Show
8 George Smith $ 10.30 4.80 2.90
3 Star Hawk 6.60 4.40
1 Franklin 3.50
  • The winner received a purse of $9,750.
  • Second place received $2,000.
  • Third place received $1,000.
  • Fourth place received $225.[2]