Kentucky Derb Purse Increases

Photo: Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Derby's purse will be raised to $3 million this May. That's an increase of $1 million and the first boost in 14 years. Churchill Downs says the winner of the 145th running will receive $1.86 million. The runner-up will earn $600,000, with third place worth $300,000, fourth place $150,000 and fifth place $90,000.



 
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