79th Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
Grade I stakes race
LocationChurchill Downs
DateMay 2, 1953
Winning horseDark Star
JockeyHenry Moreno
TrainerEddie Hayward
OwnerCain Hoy Stable
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The 1953 Kentucky Derby was the 79th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 2, 1953.[1][2]

Full results

Finished Post Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Time / behind
1st 10 Dark Star Henry Moreno Eddie Hayward Cain Hoy Stable
2nd 1 Native Dancer Eric Guerin Bill Winfrey Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr.
3rd 5 Invigorator Bill Shoemaker Norman R. Mcleod Saxon Stable
4th 11 Royal Bay Gem Jimmy Combest Clyde Troutt Eugene Constantin, Jr.
5th 3 Correspondent Eddie Arcaro T. Wallace Dunn Mrs. Gordon Guiberson
6th 9 Straight Face Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable
7th 1a Social Outcast John H. Adams Bill Winfrey Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr.
8th 8 Money Broker Alfred Popara Vester R. Wright G. & G. Stable
9th 4 Ram O' War Douglas Dodson Jerome J. Sarner, Jr. Bruce S. Campbell
10th 7 Curragh King David Erb James Wallace Edwar M. Goemans
11th 2 Ace Destroyer Job Dean Jessop Louis Finley Mr. & Mrs. Tom M. Daniel


  1. ^ "Countdown to the Kentucky Derby | Remembering 1953 winner Dark Star". Courier-journal.com. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  2. ^ "1953". Kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18.