1903 Kentucky Derby

The 1903 Kentucky Derby was the 29th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 2, 1903 and offered a purse of $6,000.[1]

29th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
1903 Kentucky Derby winner Judge Himes
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 2, 1903
Winning horseJudge Himes
JockeyHal Booker
TrainerJohn P. Mayberry
OwnerCharles R. Ellison

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st Judge Himes Harold Booker John P. Mayberry Charles R. Ellison 2:09.00
2nd Early Jimmy Winkfield Patrick Dunne Myron H. Tichenor & Co. 34
3rd Bourbon Richard Crowhurst Thomas Clay McDowell Thomas Clay McDowell 6
4th Bad News Willie Davis French Brooks J. H. Woodford & Buckner 12
5th Woodlake George Helgeson Thomas Clay McDowell Thomas Clay McDowell 3
6th Treacy Frank Landry M. J. Powers T. H. Stevens 5


  • The winner received a purse of $4,850.
  • Second place received $700.
  • Third place received $300.[2]


  1. "1903 Kentucky Derby". www.kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  2. "1903 Kentucky Derby Results Tables" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
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