1921 Kentucky Derby

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47th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Behave Yourself (horse).jpg
Behave Yourself after winning the 1921 Kentucky Derby
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 7, 1921
Winning horse Behave Yourself
Jockey Charles Thompson
Trainer Herbert J. Thompson
Owner Edward R. Bradley
Surface Dirt
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The 1921 Kentucky Derby was the 47th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 7, 1921.[1] Horses Billy Barton, Grey Lag, and Firebrand scratched before the race.[2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 1 Behave Yourself Charles Thompson Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley 2:04.20
2nd 7 Black Servant Lawrence Lyke Herbert J. Thompson Edward R. Bradley Head
3rd 2 Prudery Clarence Kummer James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 6
4th 10 Tryster Frank Coltiletti James G. Rowe Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 12
5th 3 Careful Frank Keogh Eugene Wayland Walter J. Salmon Sr. 4
6th 5 Coyne Mack Garner Charles C. Van Meter Harned Bros. 4
7th 4 Leonardo II Andy Schuttinger Kimball Patterson Xalapa Farm Stable 1
8th 12 Uncle Velo Earl Pool Will Perkins George F. Baker 12
9th 11 Bon Homme Clifford Robinson Kimball Patterson Xalapa Farm Stable 2
10th 6 Planet Henry King Will Buford Hal Price Headley 6
11th 8 Star Voter Lavelle Ensor Henry McDaniel J. K. L. Ross 5
12th 9 Muskallonge George W. Carroll Albert B. "Alex" Gordon H. C. "Bud" Fisher 1


Post Horse Win Place Show
1 Behave Yourself $ 19.30 13.00 5.60
7 Black Servant 13.00 5.60
2 Prudery 3.30
  • The winner received a purse of $38,450.
  • Second place received $10,000.
  • Third place received $5,000.
  • Fourth place received $2,000.[2]