1917 Kentucky Derby

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43rd Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Omar Khayyam (horse).jpg
1917 Kentucky Derby winner Omar Khayyam
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 12, 1917
Winning horseOmar Khayyam
JockeyCharles B. Borel
TrainerCharles T. Patterson
OwnerBillings & Johnson
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The 1917 Kentucky Derby was the 43rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 12, 1917.[1] Horses Penrod, Diamond, and Sol Gilsey scratched before the race. Winner Omar Khayyam, foaled in England, was the first foreign bred horse to win the Derby.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 8 Omar Khayyam Charles B. Borel Charles T. Patterson C. K. G. Billings & Frederick Johnson 2:04.60
2nd 3 Ticket John McTaggart A. J. Goldsborough Andrew Miller 2
3rd 1 Midway Claude Hunt William J. Young James W. Parrish 1 12
4th 11 Rickety Frank Robinson James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 4
5th 9 War Star Merrit C. Buxton Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber 1
6th 14 Manister Toi Frank Keogh John J. Flanigan Emil Herz Head
7th 4 Skeptic Eddie Martin John I. Smith Herbert H. Hewitt Head
8th 2 Guy Fortune Danny Connelly Dan Lehan Pastime Stable 1 12
9th 12 Star Master Johnny Loftus Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber 12
10th 13 Stargazer Willie Crump Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber Head
11th 5 Cudgel Frank Murphy James T. Mooney John W. Schorr 2
12th 7 Green Jones Roscoe Goose William Huntley Baker William Huntley Baker 5
13th 10 Top o' the Wave John Morys George Zeigler Beverwyck Stable 8
14th 6 Berline Walter Andress John S. Ward John S. Ward 4
15th 15 Acabado Andy Schuttinger William C. Clancy Wickliffe Stable 12


Post Horse Win Place Show
8 Omar Khayyam $ 27.60 10.90 6.20
3 Ticket 3.70 2.80
1 Midway 5.10
  • The winner received a purse of $16,600.
  • Second place received $2,500.
  • Third place received $1,000.
  • Fourth place received $275.[2]


  1. ^ Kentucky Derby History, 1917
  2. ^ a b "1917 Kentucky Derby Results Tables" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-04-09.