How Much Money Does The Kentucky Derby Winning Jockey Get?
- Michael Paul
Prize Money for the Kentucky Derby in 2022 The horses in the field will compete for a total payout of $3 million in the Kentucky Derby in 2022, of which $1.86 million will be awarded to the stable of the horse who finishes in the winner’s circle with a bouquet of roses.
In the meanwhile, the jockey of the winning horse who successfully crosses the finish line first will be awarded 10% of the winner’s payout, which is equivalent to a payday of $186,000 before taxes and other considerations are taken into account. The winning horse and jockey will earn themselves an automatic bid at the Triple Crown, a designation that comes with much fanfare in the lead up to the two remaining races that make up the Triple Crown, which are the Belmont Stakes and The Preakness.
But there is more at stake than just big money, a gold trophy, and a garland of roses. According to Twinspires.com, the following is a breakdown of the prize money that will be awarded at the Kentucky Derby: The first place prize is $1.86 million, of which the jockey will get 10%, or $186,000, of that total.
Second Place is worth $600,000, with the jockey receiving 5% of that amount, or $30,000. The third place prize is $300,000, of which the jockey will receive 5%, or $15,000. The jockey will receive $7,000 of the total prize money of $100,000 if they place fourth. A total of $60,000 is awarded for fifth place, with the jockey receiving $4,000.
How much does a jockey get paid for winning the Kentucky Derby?
In addition to the significant sums of money that are at stake, the Kentucky Derby also attracts a large number of famous people and professional sportsmen every single year. Photograph by Andy Lyons for Getty Images
How much does Kentucky Derby winning jockey make?
At the Kentucky Derby, the winning jockey receives 10% of the total payout won by their horse. Sonny Leon’s jockey earned a total of $186,000 for his win this year.
What is the purse for Kentucky Derby 2022?
What was the total amount of money that Rich Strike won at the Kentucky Derby in 2022? As the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike was awarded $1,860,000.00 of the total prize pool of $3,000,000.00. Rich Strike had only earned a total of $111,289 in his career prior to winning the first leg of the Triple Crown.
- Not bad for a horse who just qualified for the Derby the day before when Ethereal Road was forced to withdraw, and who was claimed by owner Rick Dawson of RED TR-Racing following a $30,000 maiden-claiming event at Churchill Downs.
- Rich Strike: At the 2022 Kentucky Derby, owner Rick Dawson was successful with his wagers on Eric Reed and Rich Strike.
“On what planet are we now?” Dawson spoke on his performance after the race on Saturday. “I feel like I have been catapulted someplace. I’m not sure. This defies all logic and reason. I questioned my coach when he was on stage, and I asked him, “Are you sure this is not a dream?” Because there is no way that could be true.’ He gave me his word that everything is genuine.