1981 Kentucky Derby

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107th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
Location Churchill Downs
Date May 2, 1981
Winning horse Pleasant Colony
Jockey Jorge Velásquez
Trainer John P. Campo
Owner Buckland Farm
Surface Dirt
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The 1981 Kentucky Derby was the 107th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 2, 1981.[1][2]

Full results[edit]

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 4 Pleasant Colony Jorge Velásquez John P. Campo Buckland Farm
2nd 6 Woodchopper Eddie Delahoussaye John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable
3rd 12 Partez Sandy Hawley D. Wayne Lukas Elizabeth Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Greene
4th 16 Classic Go Go Anthony S. Black Jerome C. Meyer Verne H. Winchell
5th 19 Television Studio David Whited Anthony Basile Bwamazon Farm
6th 5 Pass the Tab Laffit Pincay Jr. Albert S. Barrera Leopoldo Villareal
7th 3 Splendid Spruce Darrel McHargue C. R. Knight Surf and Turf Stable
8th 11 Flying Nashua Angel Castillo Larry Barrera Dr. Ulf Jensen
9th 2 Noble Nashua Cash Asmussen Jose Martin Flying Zee Stable
10th 8 Bold Ego John L. Lively Jack C. Van Berg Double B Ranch & Kidd
11th 13 Double Sonic Buck Thornburg George Krnjaich Elias Brothers
12th 15 Hoedown's Day Thomas Chapman Roger Dominquez Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dominguez & Marie Freidel
13th 18 Beau Rit Phil Rubbicco Louie J. Roussel III Carole Roussel
14th 10 Tap Shoes Ruben Hernandez Horatio Luro L.J. Peters and Arthur B. Hancock III
15th 9 Cure the Blues Bill Shoemaker LeRoy Jolley Bert Firestone
16th 7 Well Decorated Don MacBeth Eugene Jacobs Herbert Allen
17th 20 Mythical Ruler Kevin Wirth Fred Wirth Albert Risen
18th 1a Proud Appeal Jeffrey Fell Stanley Hough M.H. Winfield and Stanley Hough
19th 17 Top Avenger Larry Snyder Dwight Viator W.P. Bishop
20th 14 Habano Bennie R. Feliciano Francisco Gonzalez Marco Coello
21st 1 Golden Derby Julio C. Espinoza W. E. Adams Frederick N. Lehmann and John R. Gaines


  1. ^ "Chart of the 107th Kentucky Derby: (Copyright 1981 by Triangle..." Upi.com. 1981-05-02. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  2. ^ James Tuite (1981-05-03). "Pleasant Colony Holds Off Woodchopper, Wins Derby". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2016-05-27.