Kentucky Derby payout breakdown: How a lot prize cash will the winner get in 2020?

The second Triple Crown race of 2020 takes place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, when the postponed Kentucky Derby lastly will get off its mark.

There won’t be implausible hats within the stands, nonetheless, because the COVID-19 pandemic is maintaining spectators away. However although cash shall be misplaced from the dearth of attendance, the annual horse race will stay profitable for the winner.

Here is a have a look at what the successful sides will get Saturday, in addition to how the Kentucky Derby purse stacks up in opposition to its Triple Crown counterparts.

MORE: Full betting information for 2020 Kentucky Derby

What’s the Kentucky Derby purse in 2020?

This yr’s Kentucky Derby purse is $three million. That is the identical purse quantity as 2019.

How a lot cash does the Kentucky Derby winner get?

The victor of the 2020 Kentucky Derby will obtain $1.86 million — equal to 62 % of the full prize cash up for grabs.

Final yr, the winner of the Kentucky Derby additionally obtained $1.86 million.

Prize cash breakdown for Kentucky Derby 2020

The $three million purse for the Kentucky Derby shall be damaged down among the many top-five finishers within the following method.

Place
Prize Cash
1st
$1.86 million
2nd
$600,000
third
$300,000
4th
$150,000
fifth
$90,000

Kentucky Derby prize cash in comparison with different Triple Crown races

The Kentucky Derby is the second Triple Crown race of the yr; the Belmont Stakes ran in June, whereas the Preakness Stakes will run in October.

The Derby has the best purse of any Triple Crown race.

Race
Purse
2020 Kentucky Derby
$three million
2019 Preakness Stakes
$1.5 million
2020 Belmont Stakes
$1 million

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