No female jockey has ever finished better than 11th in Kentucky Derby.
1875, when Oliver Lewis won the first ever Kentucky Derby.
He was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby.
Animal Kingdom won the 137th Kentuky Derby. John Velazquez was the jockey. It was his first Kentucky Derby win.
The winning jockey get a percentage of whatever the owner gets. It was around $140,000 in the 2010 race.
Isaac Murphy was not only the first African American jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, he was the first jockey of any race to accomplish this feat. Murphy was inducted into the United States Racing Hall of Fame in 1955.
Jockey Victor Espinosa rode 'War Emblem' to win the 2002 Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Chris Antley rode Strike the Gold to win the 1991 Kentucky Derby
The 1876 Kentucky Derby winner was Vagrant. He was ridden by jockey Bobby Swim and trained by James Williams. Vagrant was the first gelding to win the Derby.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux rode 'Real Quiet' to win the 1998 Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Jimmy Boland rode horse 'Lieutenant Gibson' to win the 1900 Kentucky Derby.