The winning jockey get a percentage of whatever the owner gets. It was around $140,000 in the 2010 race.
The first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby was Oliver Lewis.
Laffit Pincay, Jr was the winning jockey in the 1984 Kentucky Derby.
Strike the Gold won the 1991 Kentucky Derby, his jockey was Chris Antley
No female jockey has ever finished better than 11th in Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Willie "Bill" Shoemaker and 'Ferdinand' won the 1986 Kentucky Derby.
No female jockey or trainer has ever won the Kentucky Derby.
colts in the Kentucky Derby carry 126 pounds, fillies carry 121 pounds, so the minimum weight for a jockey in the derby is 121 pounds.
Middleground, ridden by jockey William Boland, won the 1950 Kentucky Derby.