The latest Kentucky Derby is scheduled to get underway this Friday at Churchill Downs. Read to learn the latest details regarding Kentucky Derby 2023 Purse and payout information.
Kentucky Derby 2023 Purse:
The 149th annual edition of Kentucky Derby is scheduled to start this Saturday evening in Louisville. The two-week long horse racing-based festival will be available on to watch on Peacock.
A total of 20 jockeys have registered to participate with their horses this year. This year’s event will feature a $3 million purse for the main race event.
Winner of the 2023 competition will receive a $1.86 million prize share. While the runner-up and the 3rd place holder will take a $600,000 and $300,000 cut as their prize share respectively.
Meanwhile, the winner’s jockey will receive a $186,000 purse. In the same manner, runner-up and 3rd position holder’s jockey will receive $30,000, and $15,000 respectively.
In addition, the Preakness stake winners will take home a $990,000 prize pool. Meanwhile, winner of the following Belmont Stakes of this year will go without their $1.5 million purse.
However, it is not only the purse that increased at the Kentucky Derby 2023. As, the entry fee of each 3034 race is over $25,000. There is also an additional security payment of $25,000.
Kentucky Derby 2023 Payouts:
The officially announced Kentucky Derby 2023 purse distribution list is given here –
- 1st Place: $1.86 million
- 2nd Place: $600,000
- 3rd Place: $300,000
- 4th Place: $150,000
- 5th Place: $90,000
Additional Prize Breakdown
- Preakness Stake Winner: $990,000
- Belmont Stakes Winner: $1.5 million