Owners Ante Up ,600 For Each Derby Starter, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Owners Ante Up 1600 For Each Derby Starter CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 It costs an owner 1600 to send a horse to the post in the Kentucky Derby Subscriptions to the race due last Febru ¬ ary 15 were 100 each A payment of 250 must be made to pass the entry box and 1250 additional to start startThe The fees were increased with the 1955 running when the purse was raised from 100000 to 125000 added Previously nomination fees were 50 with a 250 fee for passing the entry box and 750 addi ¬ tional to start for a total cost of 1050 1050The The nominating fee for the first Ken ¬ tucky Derby back in 1875 was 50 There were 42 nominations to the first Derby and the purse was 1000 added The gross value was 3100 and the winner Aristides received a net purse of 2850 The sec ¬ ond horse Volcano earned 200

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1956050502/drf1956050502_35_2
Local Identifier: drf1956050502_35_2
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800