What Horses Have Won the Kentucky Derby?

The Run for the Roses is the first of three in horse racing's Triple Crown

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Dulay, Cindy Pierson. "What Horses Have Won the Kentucky Derby?" ThoughtCo, Apr. 5, 2017, thoughtco.com/kentucky-derby-winners-4076825. Dulay, Cindy Pierson. (2017, April 5). What Horses Have Won the Kentucky Derby? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/kentucky-derby-winners-4076825 Dulay, Cindy Pierson. "What Horses Have Won the Kentucky Derby?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/kentucky-derby-winners-4076825 (accessed October 19, 2017).
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Nyquist winning the 2016 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Cindy Pierson Dulay

The Kentucky Derby is held every year on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the horse race very owner, trainer, and jockey dreams of winning and the one race those who aren't even horse racing fans watch and follow.

Known colloquially as the Run for the Roses (for the blanket of roses draped over the winning horse), the Kentucky Derby was first to run in 1875.

 It was organized by Meriwether L. Clark, grandson of the pioneering explorer, who built the track near Louisville. The racetrack that hosts the Kentucky Derby was named for John and Henry Churchill, who provided the land.

Only 20 horses can start in the Kentucky Derby, but around 400 will be nominated for it every year.

Here is a list of all the winners of the Kentucky Derby since 1920, with their connections, winning time, post position, odds, and winning margin.


Year

Derby Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
Winning
Margin
2016NyquistM. GutierrezD. O'NeillJ. Reddam2:01:31 
2015American PharoahV. EspinozaB. BaffertZayat Stables2:03.021
 
2014California ChromeV. EspinozaA. ShermanS. Coburn and M. Perry2:03.661 3/4
 
2013OrbJ. RosarioC. McGaughey IIIS. Janney and Phipps Stable2:02.892 1/2
 
2012I'll Have AnotherM. GutierrezD. O'NeillJ. Paul Reddam2:01.831 1/2
 
2011Animal KingdomJ. VelazquezH.G. MotionTeam Valor2:02.042 3/4
 
2010Super SaverC. BorelT. PletcherWinStar Farm2:04.452 1/2
b c by Maria's Mon - Supercharger x A.P. Indy
2009Mine That BirdC. BorelB. Woolley Jr.Double Eagle Ranch and Buena Suerte Equine2:02.666 3/4
b g by Birdstone - Mining My Own by Smart Strike
2008Big BrownK. DesormeauxR. Dutrow Jr.IEAH Stables and Paul Pompa Jr. et al2:01.824 3/4
 
2007Street SenseC. BorelC. NafzgerJim Tafel LLC2:02.172 1/4
 
2006BarbaroE. PradoM. MatzLael Stables2:01.366 1/2
 
2005GiacomoM. SmithJ. ShirreffsMr. & Mrs. J. Moss2:02.751 1/2
 
2004Smarty JonesS. ElliottJ. ServisSomeday Farm2:04.062 3/4
 
2003Funny CideJ. SantosB. TaggSackatoga Stable2:01.191 3/4
 
2002War EmblemV. EspinozaB. BaffertThoroughbred Corp.2:01.134
 
2001MonarchosJ. ChavezJ. T. WardJohn C. Oxley1:59.974 3/4
 
2000Fusaichi PegasusK. DesormeauxN. DrysdaleFusao Sekiguchi2:01.121 1/2
 
1999CharismaticC. AntleyD.W. LukasBob & Beverly Lewis2:03.29nk
 
1998Real QuietK. DesormeauxB. BaffertM. Pegram2:02.381/2
 
1997Silver CharmG. StevensB. BaffertBob & Beverly Lewis2:02.44hd
 
1996GrindstoneJ. BaileyD.W. LukasOverbrook Farm2:01.06no
 
1995Thunder GulchG. StevensD.W. LukasM. Tabor2:01.272 1/4
 
1994Go for GinC. McCarronN. ZitoCondren, Cornacchia2:03.722
 
1993Sea HeroJ. BaileyM. MillerRokeby Stable2:02.422 1/2
 
1992Lil E. TeeP. DayL. WhitingW.C. Partee2:03.041
 
1991Strike the GoldC. AntleyN. ZitoBrophy, Condren, Cornacchia2:03.081 3/4
 
1990UnbridledC. PerretC. NafzgarF.A. Genter Stable Inc.2:023 1/2
 
1989Sunday SilenceP. ValenzuelaC. WhittinghamHancock III/ Gaillard/ Whittingham2:052 1/2
 
1988Winning ColorsG. StevensD.W. LukasE.V. Klein2:02 1/5nk
 
1987AlyshebaC. McCarronJ. Van BergDorothy & Pamela Scharbauer2:03 2/53/4
 
1986FerdinandW. ShoemakerC. WhittinghamMrs. Elizabeth A. Keck2:02 4/52 1/4
 
1985Spend a BuckA. Cordero Jr.C. GambolatiHunter Farm2:00 1/55 1/4
 
1984SwaleL. Pincay Jr.W. StephensClaiborne Farm2:02 2/53 1/4
 
1983Sunny's HaloE. DelahoussayeD. Cross Jr.D.J. Foster Stable2:02 1/52
 
1982Gato Del SolE. DelahoussayeE. GregsonHancock, Peters2:02 3/52 1/2
 
1981Pleasant ColonyJ. VelasquezJ. CampoBuckland Farm2:023/4
 
1980Genuine RiskJ. VasquezL. JolleyMrs. B.R. Firestone2:021
 
1979Spectacular BidR. FranklinG. DelpHawksworth Farm2:02 2/52 3/4
 
1978AffirmedS. CauthenL. BarreraHarbor View Farm2:01 1/51 1/2
 
1977Seattle SlewJ. CruguetW. TurnerKaren L. Taylor2:02 1/51 3/4
 
1976Bold ForbesA. Cordero Jr.L. BarreraE.R. Tizol2:01 3/51
 
1975Foolish PleasureJ. VasquezL. JolleyJohn L. Greer2:021 3/4
 
1974CannonadeA. Cordero Jr.W. StephensJ.M. Olin2:042 1/4
 
1973SecretariatR. TurcotteL. LaurinMeadow Stable1:59 2/52 1/2
 
1972Riva RidgeR. TurcotteL. LaurinMeadow Stable2:01 4/53 3/4
 
1971Canonero IIG. AvilaJ. AriusE. Caibett2:03 1/53 3/4
 
1970Dust CommanderM. ManganelloD. CombsR.E. Lehmann2:03 2/55

 

1969Majestic Prince8W. HartackJ. LongdenFrank McMahon2:01 4/5nk*1.40
 
1968Forward Pass
(via DQ)
13I. ValenzuelaH. ForrestCalumet Farm2:02 1/5n/a*2.20
 
1967Proud Clarion7R. UsseryL. GentryDarby Dan Farm2:00 3/5130.10
 
1966Kauai King12D. BrumfieldH. ForrestFord Stable2:021/2*2.40
 
1965Lucky Debonair8W. ShoemakerF. CatroneMrs. Ada Rice2:01 1/5nk4.30
 
1964Northern Dancer7W. HartakH. LuroWindfields Farm2:00nk3.40
 
1963Chateaugay1B. BaezaJ.P. ConwayDarby Dan Farm2:01 4/51 1/49.40
 
1962Decidedly4W. HartakH. LuroEl Peco Ranch2:00 2/52 1/48.70
 
1961Carry Back14J. SellersJ.A. PriceMrs. Katherine Price2:043/4*2.50
 
1960Venetian Way9W. HartackV. SovinskiSunny Blue Farm2:02 2/53 1/26.30
 
1959*Tomy Lee (Eng)9W. ShoemakerF. Turner Jr.M/M F. Turner Jr.2:02 1/5no3.70
 
1958Tim Tam2I. ValenzuelaH.A. JonesCalumet Farm2:051/22.10
 
1957Iron Liege6W. HartakH.A. JonesCalumet Farm2:02 1/5no8.40
 
1956Needles1D. ErbH.L. FontaineD & H Stable2:03 2/53/4*1.60
 
1955Swaps8W. ShoemakerM.A. TenneyR.C. Ellsworth2:01 4/51 1/22.80
 
1954Determine7R. YorkW. MolterA.J. Crevolin2:031 1/24.30
 
1953Dark Star10H. MorenoE. HaywardCain Hoy Stable2:02hd24.90
 
1952Hill Gail1E. ArcaroB.A. JonesCalumet Farm2:01 3/52*1.10
 
1951Count Turf9C. McCrearyS. RutchickJ.J. Amiel2:02 3/5414.60
 
1950Middleground14W. BolandM. HirschKing Ranch2:01 3/51 1/47.90
 
1949Ponder2S. BrooksB.A. JonesCalumet Farm2:04 1/5316.00
 
1948Citation1E. ArcaroB.A. JonesCalumet Farm2:05 2/53 1/2*0.40
 
1947Jet Pilot13E. GuerinT. SmithMaine Chance Farm2:06 4/5hd5.40
 
1946Assault2W. MehrtensM. HirschKing Ranch2:06 3/588.20
 
1945Hoop Jr. by b c12E. ArcaroI. ParkeF.W. Hooper2:0763.70
 
1944Pensive4C. McCrearyB.A. JonesCalumet Farm2:04 1/54 1/27.10
 
1943Count Fleet5J. LongdenG.D. CameronMrs. John D. Hertz2:043*0.40
 
1942Shut Out3W.D. WrightJ.M. GaverGreentree Stable2:04 2/52 1/4*1.90
 
1941Whirlaway4E. ArcaroB.A. JonesCalumet Farm2:01 2/58*2.90
 
1940Gallahadion1C. BiermanR. WaldronMilky Way Farm2:051 1/235.20
 
1939Johnstown5J. StoutJ. FitzsimmonsBelair Stud2:03 2/58*0.60
 
1938Lawrin1E. ArcaroB.A. JonesWoolford Farm2:04 4/518.60
 
1937War Admiral1C. KurtsingerG. ConwayGlen Riddle Farms2:03 1/51 3/4*1.60
 
1936Bold Venture5I. HanfordM. HirschM.L. Schwartz2:03 3/5hd20.50
 
1935Omaha10W. SaundersJ. FitzsimmonsBelair Stud2:051 1/24.00
 
1934Cavalcade8M. GarnerR.A. SmithBrookmeade Stable2:042 1/21.50
 
1933Brokers Tip11D. MeadeH.J. ThompsonE.R. Bradley2:06 4/5no8.93
 
1932Burgoo King13E. JamesH.J. ThompsonE.R. Bradley2:05 1/555.62
 
1931Twenty Grand5C. KurtsingerJ. Rowe Jr.Greentree Stable2:01 4/54*0.88
 
1930Gallant Fox7E. SandeJ. FitzsimmonsBelair Stud2:07 3/52*1.19
 
1929Clyde Van Dusen20L. McAteeC.V. DusenH.P. Gardner2:10 4/523.00
 
1928Reigh Count4C. LangB.S. MitchellMrs. John D. Hertz2:10 2/53*2.06
 
1927Whiskery7L. McAteeF. HopkinsH.P. Whitney2:06hd2.40
 
1926Bubbling Over11A. JohnsonH.J. ThompsonE.R. Bradley2:03 4/55*1.90
 
1925Flying Ebony6E. SandeW.B. DukeG.A. Cochran2:07 3/51 1/23.15
 
1924Black Gold1J.D. MooneyH. WebbMrs. R.M. Hoots2:05 1/51/2*1.75
 
1923Zev10E. SandeD.J. LearyRancocas Stable2:05 2/51 1/219.20
 
1922Morvich4A. JohnsonF. BurlewBen Block2:04 3/51 1/2*1.20
 
1921Behave Yourself9C. ThompsonH.J. ThompsonE.R. Bradley2:04 1/5hd8.65
 
1920Paul Jones2T. RiceW. GarthRal Parr2:09hd16.20

 
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Your Citation
Dulay, Cindy Pierson. "What Horses Have Won the Kentucky Derby?" ThoughtCo, Apr. 5, 2017, thoughtco.com/kentucky-derby-winners-4076825. Dulay, Cindy Pierson. (2017, April 5). What Horses Have Won the Kentucky Derby? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/kentucky-derby-winners-4076825 Dulay, Cindy Pierson. "What Horses Have Won the Kentucky Derby?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/kentucky-derby-winners-4076825 (accessed October 19, 2017).