Kentucky Derby 2021 Prize Money

Kentucky Derby 2021 Prize

The upcoming Kentucky Derby 2021 presented by (Woodford Reserve), its 147th edition of the competition. The event take place on 1st May 2021, at Louisville, Kentucky in United States. Last year, horse (Authentic) wins the Kentucky Derby. This year Essential Quality, Hot Rod Charlie, Super Stock, Like the King looks favorite to win. Kentucky Derby 2021 prize money announced.

Kentucky Derby 2021 Prize Money 


Purse Money

Jockey Share (Prize Money)


$1.86 million





3rd Place



4th Place



5th Place



Overall Prize Money

$3 million

Currently there are no changes made to the Kentucky Derby 2021 prize money, the winner will received share of ($1.86 million). The winning jockey earn 10% share from the prize money ($186k). Runner-up in the Kentucky Derby receive his share of ($600k) and jockey get paid ($30k).

The prize fund of Kentucky Derby hike after 2005, the previous increase is $1 million. Since 2005-2018 the fund remain adjusted $2 million later in 2019 it’s announced that $1 million more added which increase total prize fund upto $3 million.

If any changes made to the current Kentucky Derby 2021 purse payouts details will be updated here later. The event broadcast live on Sky Sports in United Kingdom and NBC hold coverage rights in UK. There are no free channels that air (Kentucky Derby 2021) live coverage.