1955 Kentucky Derby

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81st Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 7, 1955
Distance1 1/4 miles
Winning horseSwaps
Winning time2:01 4/5
Final odds2.80-1
JockeyBill Shoemaker
TrainerMesh Tenney
OwnerRex C. Ellsworth
ConditionsThree-year-olds
SurfaceDirt
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1956 →

The 1955 Kentucky Derby was the 81st running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 7, 1955.[1][2] The race carried a purse of $152,500 of which winner Swaps received $108,400, a then record.[3]

Full results[edit]

  • 1955 Kentucky Derby Charts[4]
Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
(lengths)
1st 7 Swaps Bill Shoemaker Mesh Tenney Rex C. Ellsworth 2:01 4/5
2nd 5 Nashua Eddie Arcaro James E. Fitzsimmons Belair Stud
3rd 9 Summer Tan Eric Guerin Sherrill W. Ward Dorothy Bryan Firestone Galbreath
4th 1A Racing Fool Henry Moreno Loyd Gentry Jr. Cain Hoy Stable 4
5th 8 Jean's Joe Steve Brooks William B. Finnegan Murcain Stable ½
6th 1 Flying Fury Conn McCreary Loyd Gentry, Jr. Cain Hoy Stable
7th 4 Honeys Alibi William Harmatz Joe Inzelone W-L Ranch Co. ¾
8th 2 Blue Lem Chris Rogers Harvey C. Fruehauf Harvey C. Fruehauf
9th 3 Nabesna John H. Adams John W. Clark Clifford Mooers
10th 6 Trim Destiny Lois C. Cook Cecil Locklear G. Rollie White 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Countdown to the Kentucky Derby | Remembering 1955 winner Swaps". Courier-journal.com. 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  2. ^ "1955". Kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  3. ^ "Swaps Wins Kentucky Derby as Nashua Finishes Second". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1955-05-09. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  4. ^ "Official Racing Charts: Churchill Downs". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1955-05-09. Retrieved 2018-11-26.