1918 Kentucky Derby

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44th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 11, 1918
Winning horse Exterminator
Jockey Willie Knapp
Trainer Henry McDaniel
Owner Willis Sharpe Kilmer
Surface Dirt
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The 1918 Kentucky Derby was the 44th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place May 11, 1918.[1]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Exterminator Willie Knapp Henry McDaniel Willis Sharpe Kilmer 2:10.8
2nd Escoba J. Notter K. D. Alexander
3rd Viva America W. Warrington C. T. Worthington
4th War Cloud Johnny Loftus Walter B. Jennings A. Kingsley Macomber
5th Lucky B J. McCabe O. A. Bianchi
6th Jas. T. Clark J. Morys J. W. Schorr
7th Sewell Combs L. Gentry Gallaher Bros.
8th American Eagle E. Sande T. C. McDowell


Post Horse Win Place Show
5 Exterminator $ 61.20 23.10 12.40
1 Escoba 4.90 4.60
2 Viva America 13.20
  • The winner received a purse of $15,000.
  • Second place received $2,500.
  • Third place received $1,000.
  • Fourth place received $275.[1]