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1896 Kentucky Derby

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Location  Churchill Downs
Winning horse  Ben Brush
Surface  Dirt
Date  May 6, 1896
Jockey  Willie Simms
1896 Kentucky Derby

The 1896 Kentucky Derby was the 22nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 6, 1896. This was the first Derby held at the current distance of 1 14 miles. Accordingly, the winning horse Ben Brush set the Derby record at that distance with a time of 2:07.75.


  • The winner received a purse of $4,850.
  • Second place received $700.
  • Third place received $300.
  • References

    1896 Kentucky Derby Wikipedia