What Is The Purse For The Kentucky Derby?
- Michael Paul
What is the total prize money up for grabs in the Kentucky Derby in 2022? The prize money for the Kentucky Derby has been set at $3 million for the past four years in a row.
What is pay out on the 2022 Kentucky Derby?
During the running of the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1), there is a lot more at stake than just a gold trophy and an exquisite garland of roses. A stunning $1.86 million of the Kentucky Derby’s total reward will be awarded to the winner of the 1 1/4-mile event as well as the Kentucky Derby.
What did the trifecta pay at Kentucky Derby 2022?
Rich Strike accomplished the impossible by taking first place in the 148th Kentucky Derby, which was held at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Rich Strike was a late replacement for Ethereal Road, yet he still managed to win the race. Rich Strike, who was owned by Richard Dawson and trained by Eric Reed, triumphed over odds of 80-1 to win the Run for the Roses.
So, how much did he end up winning those who gambled on him? In a word, a lot. That’s the quick answer. A $2 exacta wager with Epicenter finishing in second place returned $4,101.20 in winnings. A $1 wager on the trifecta returned $14,870.70, while a $1 wager on the superfecta yielded a cool $321,500.10 in winnings.
Derby upse: Rich Strike wins Kentucky Derby 2022 on 80-1 odds. Do you think it was the longest shot ever taken? Continue reading: Watch the incredible victory of Rich Strike at the 2022 Kentucky Derby in this video replay. The following is a comprehensive list of payouts:
How much does a jockey make for winning the Kentucky Derby 2020?
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – MAY 01: During the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, which took place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 1, 2021, Medina Spirit #8, which was ridden by jockey John Velazquez, led the field through the first turn.
Photograph by Sarah Stier, courtesy of Getty Images) The winner of the Kentucky Derby receives more than just a glistening gold trophy and a bouquet of roses for their efforts. It’s also a good little paycheck for the jockey of the winning horse, although it might not be precisely what some supporters have in mind when they think about how much they’ll get.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby this year will take home $1.86 million of the total prize pool of $3 million. This year’s event was conducted at Churchill Downs. resulting in the rider receiving somewhere about ten percent of the total prizes. Not bad for a day’s work: you get $186,000 in return.
Those revenues, however, are reduced to around $50,000 in take-home income after agency fees, valet, and taxes are deducted. Which, although not insignificant in the grand scheme of things, is not nearly as much as one might imagine it to be considering the amount of money other sports personalities make.
The race known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” also has the jockey purses being distributed the quickest. Especially when one considers that even finishing in the top five might result in a rider receiving less than $10,000 in prize money. And this is before the Kentucky Derby increased the amount of money winners get from the 2019 value of $2 million to $3 million.