In 2014, the winner received $1,442,800.
The total sum of the purse is $2 million $1.24 million payday for the winner
The 1997 Kentucky Derby winner was Silver Charm.
1980 Kentucky Derby Winner.......Genuine Risk
The purse of the 1973 Kentucky Derby was $179,199.
A horse named Wintergreen was the winner of the 1909 Kentucky Derby.
The winner of the 1978 Kentucky Derby was a horse called Affirmed.
The winner's share of the May 7 race will account for 62 percent of the guaranteed purse, or at least $1.24 million. The purse for the Derby has been $1 million guaranteed since 1996.
The 1875 Kentucky Derby winner was Aristides
Aristedes who was the very winner of the Kentucky derby!
The winner of the 1951 Kentucky Derby is Count Turf
The winner of the 1985 Kentucky Derby was "Spend A Buck".