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2023 Kentucky Derby Winner

Mage finished the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” with a 2:01.57 time to secure first place in the race!

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The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious races in Thoroughbred racing and any Kentucky Derby winner is instantly cemented into the lore and history of America.

The first Saturday in May has been hosted annually at Churchill Downs since 1875 and serves as the first leg of the Triple Crown, in front of the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. The Derby is fondly known as “The Fastest Two Minutes In Sports.”

What is the fastest Kentucky Derby time?

Only two horses have broken the two-minute race time barrier in the Kentucky Derby. The first was legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat in 1973, posting a time of 1:59.40 and the second was Monarchos in 2001, with a time of 1:59.97. Northern Dancer ran the third fastest race time in 1964 clocking 2:00.00 flat.

Since 1908, 40 Kentucky Derby winners have won the Derby as a favorite. Since 2013, winners included Justify (2018), Nyquist (2016), American Pharoah (2015), California Chrome (2014) and Orb (2013). 1913 Derby winner Donerail holds the longest odds of any winner at 91-1, but 2022 winner Rich Strike is a close second at 80-1.

Calvin Borel is one of the two winningest active jockeys in Kentucky Derby history, with three wins aboard Super Saver (2010), Mine That Bird (2009) and Street Sense (2007). The other is John R. Velazquez with wins aboard Animal Kingdom (2011), Always Dreaming (2017), and Authentic (2020). Long retired jockeys Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack share the outright record with 5 wins apiece.

Trainer Ben A. Jones holds the distinction of having the most wins in the Kentucky Derby with a total of 6. Jones’ span began in 1938 and ended in 1952. Bob Baffert leads active Kentucky Derby trainers with 6 victories and tied Ben Jones with Authentic's win in 2020. Baffert also boasts two recent Triple Crown winners in American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018).

Did you know? - Kentucky Derby Winner Trivia

  • The only horse not crowned Horse of the Year the year he swept the Triple Crown was Omaha in 1935.
    • Discovery, a 4-year-old, won 11 of 19 starts that year, and beat Omaha (third) by 12 lengths in that year’s Brooklyn Handicap on June 22 – the first of eight straight stakes triumphs.
      Omaha in the winners circle at Churchill Downs following his 1935 Kentucky Derby win
  • Four Kentucky Derby winners are two-time Horse of the Year winners:
    • Whirlaway (1941-42), Secretariat (1972-73), Affirmed (1978-79) and California Chrome (2014, ’16).
      Affirmed wins the 1978 Kentucky Derby
  • A Kentucky Derby winner has been crowned Horse of the Year in a season after its 3-year-old campaign on nine occasions:
    • Old Rosebud (1917), Exterminator (1922), Whirlaway (1942), Swaps (1956), Affirmed (1979), Spectacular Bid (1980), Ferdinand (1987), Alysheba (1988) and California Chrome (2016).
      Whirlaway wins the 1941 Kentucky Derby

Who are the past winners of the Kentucky Derby?

Official Kentucky Derby Winners List & Winning Times

Below is a complete listing of Kentucky Derby winners through the century. Including the year of victory, horse name, winning jockey, winning trainer and winning times.

YEARWINNERTIME
2023
Mage
2:01.57
2022
Rich Strike
2:02.61
2021
Mandaloun+
2:01.36
2020
Authentic
2:00.61
2019
Country House+
2:03.93
2018
2:04:20
2017
Always Dreaming
2:03.59
2016
Nyquist
2:01.31
2015
2:03.02
2014
California Chrome
2:03.66
2013
Orb
2:02.89
2012
I'll Have Another
2:01.83
2011
Animal Kingdom
2:02.04
2010
Super Saver
2:04.45
2009
Mine That Bird
2:02.66
2008
Big Brown
2:01.82
2007
Street Sense
2:02.17
2006
Barbaro
2:01.36
2005
Giacomo
2:02.75
2004
Smarty Jones
2:04.06
2003
Funny Cide
2:01.19
2002
War Emblem
2:01.13
2001
Monarchos
1:59.97
2000
Fusaichi Pegasus
2:01.00
1999
Charismatic
2:03.20
1998
Real Quiet
2:02.20
1997
Silver Charm
2:02.40
1996
Grindstone
2:01.00
1995
Thunder Gulch
2:01.20
1994
Go for Gin
2:03.60
1993
Sea Hero
2:02.40
1992
Lil E. Tee
2:03.00
1991
Strike the Gold
2:03.00
1990
Unbridled
2:02.00
1989
Sunday Silence
2:05.00
1988
Winning Colors **
2:02.20
1987
Alysheba
2:03.40
1986
Ferdinand
2:02.80
1985
Spend A Buck
2:00.20
1984
Swale
2:02.40
1983
Sunny's Halo
2:02.20
1982
Gato Del Sol
2:02.40
1981
Pleasant Colony
2:02.00
1980
Genuine Risk **
2:02.00
1979
Spectacular Bid
2:02.40
1978
2:01.20
1977
2:02.20
1976
Bold Forbes
2:01.60
1975
Foolish Pleasure
2:02.00
1974
Cannonade
2:04.00
1973
1:59.40
1972
Riva Ridge
2:01.80
1971
Canonero II
2:03.20
1970
Dust Commander
2:03.40
1969
Majestic Prince
2:01.80
1968
Forward Pass
2:02.20
1967
Proud Clarion
2:00.60
1966
Kauai King
2:02.00
1965
Lucky Debonair
2:01.20
1964
Northern Dancer
2:00.00
1963
Chateaugay
2:01.80
1962
Decidedly
2:00.40
1961
Carry Back
2:04.00
1960
Venetian Way
2:02.40
1959
Tomy Lee
2:02.20
1958
Tim Tam
2:05.00
1957
Iron Liege
2:02.20
1956
Needles
2:03.40
1955
Swaps
2:01.80
1954
Determine
2:03.00
1953
Dark Star
2:02.00
1952
Hill Gail
2:01.60
1951
Count Turf
2:02.60
1950
Middleground
2:01.60
1949
Ponder
2:04.20
1948
2:05.40
1947
Jet Pilot
2:06.80
1946
2:06.60
1945
Hoop Jr.
2:07.00
1944
Pensive
2:04.20
1943
2:04.00
1942
Shut Out
2:04.40
1941
2:01.40
1940
Gallahadion
2:05.00
1939
Johnstown
2:03.40
1938
Lawrin
2:04.80
1937
2:03.20
1936
Bold Venture
2:03.60
1935
2:05.00
1934
Cavalcade
2:04.00
1933
Brokers Tip
2:06.80
1932
Burgoo King
2:05.20
1931
Twenty Grand
2:01.80
1930
2:07.60
1929
Clyde Van Dusen
2:10.80
1928
Reigh Count
2:10.40
1927
Whiskery
2:06.00
1926
Bubbling Over
2:03.80
1925
Flying Ebony
2:07.60
1924
Black Gold
2:05.20
1923
Zev
2:05.40
1922
Morvich
2:04.60
1921
Behave Yourself
2:04.20
1920
Paul Jones
2:09.00
1919
2:09.80
1918
Exterminator
2:10.80
1917
Omar Khayyam
2:04.60
1916
George Smith
2:04.00
1915
Regret **
2:05.40
1914
Old Rosebud
2:03.40
1913
Donerail
2:04.80
1912
Worth
2:09.40
1911
Meridian
2:05.00
1910
Donau
2:06.40
1909
Wintergreen
2:08.20
1908
Stone Street
2:15.20
1907
Pink Star
2:12.60
1906
Sir Huon
2:08.80
1905
Agile
2:10.75
1904
Elwood
2:08.50
1903
Judge Himes
2:09.00
1902
Alan-a-Dale
2:08.75
1901
His Eminence
2:07.75
1900
Lieut. Gibson
2:06.25
1899
Manuel
2:12.00
1898
Plaudit
2:09.00
1897
Typhoon II
2:12.50
1896
Ben Brush
2:07.75
1895
Halma
2:37.50
1894
Chant
2:41.00
1893
Lookout
2:39.25
1892
Azra
2:41.50
1891
Kingman
2:52.25
1890
Riley
2:45.00
1889
Spokane
2:34.50
1888
Macbeth II
2:38.00
1887
Montrose
2:39.25
1886
Ben Ali
2:36.50
1885
Joe Cotton
2:37.25
1884
Buchanan
2:40.25
1883
Leonatus
2:43.00
1882
Apollo
2:40.00
1881
Hindoo
2:40.00
1880
Fonso
2:37.50
1879
Lord Murphy
2:37.00
1878
Day Star
2:37.25
1877
Baden-Baden
2:38.00
1876
Vagrant
2:38.25
1875
Aristides
2:37.75

* = Triple Crown Winner
* * = Filly Winner
+ = Disqualification Involved

The Triple Crown winners have unique profiles with rare photos and more details on how they won the Kentucky Derby as well as the other legs of the Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby Winning Jockeys and Trainers by year

YEARWINNERJOCKEYTRAINER
2023
Mage
Javier Castellano
Gustavo Delgado
2022
Rich Strike
Sonny Leon
Eric R. Reed
2021
Mandaloun+
Florent Geroux
Brad Cox
2020
Authentic
John Velazquez
Bob Baffert
2019
Country House+
Flavien Prat
Bill Mott
2018
Mike Smith
Bob Baffert
2017
Always Dreaming
John Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
2016
Nyquist
Mario Gutierrez
Doug O'Neill
2015
Victor Espinoza
Bob Baffert
2014
California Chrome
Victor Espinoza
Art Sherman
2013
Orb
Joel Rosario
Claude McGaughey III
2012
I'll Have Another
Mario Gutierrez
Doug O'Neill
2011
Animal Kingdom
John Velazquez
H. Graham Motion
2010
Super Saver
Calvin Borel
Todd Pletcher
2009
Mine That Bird
Calvin Borel
Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.
2008
Big Brown
Kent Desormeaux
Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.
2007
Street Sense
Calvin Borel
Carl Nafzger
2006
Barbaro
Edgar Prado
Michael R. Matz
2005
Giacomo
Mike E. Smith
John Shirreffs
2004
Smarty Jones
Stewart Elliott
John Servis
2003
Funny Cide
Jose Santos
Barclay Tagg
2002
War Emblem
Victor Espinoza
Bob Baffert
2001
Monarchos
Jorge F. Chavez
John T. Ward, Jr.
2000
Fusaichi Pegasus
Kent Desormeaux
Neil Drysdale
1999
Charismatic
Chris Antley
D. Wayne Lukas
1998
Real Quiet
Kent Desormeaux
Bob Baffert
1997
Silver Charm
Gary Stevens
Bob Baffert
1996
Grindstone
Jerry Bailey
D. Wayne Lukas
1995
Thunder Gulch
Gary Stevens
D. Wayne Lukas
1994
Go for Gin
Chris McCarron
Nick Zito
1993
Sea Hero
Jerry Bailey
MacKenzie Miller
1992
Lil E. Tee
Pat Day
Lynn S. Whiting
1991
Strike the Gold
Chris Antley
Nick Zito
1990
Unbridled
Craig Perret
Carl Nafzger
1989
Sunday Silence
Pat Valenzuela
Charlie Whittingham
1988
Winning Colors **
Gary Stevens
D. Wayne Lukas
1987
Alysheba
Chris McCarron
Jack Van Berg
1986
Ferdinand
Bill Shoemaker
Charlie Whittingham
1985
Spend A Buck
Angel Cordero, Jr.
Cam Gambolati
1984
Swale
Laffit Pincay, Jr.
Woody Stephens
1983
Sunny's Halo
Eddie Delahoussaye
David C. Cross, Jr.
1982
Gato Del Sol
Eddie Delahoussaye
Edwin J. Gregson
1981
Pleasant Colony
Jorge Velasquez
John P. Campo
1980
Genuine Risk **
Jacinto Vasquez
LeRoy Jolley
1979
Spectacular Bid
Ronnie Franklin
Bud Delp
1978
Steve Cauthen
Laz Barrera
1977
Jean Cruguet
William H. Turner, Jr.
1976
Bold Forbes
Angel Cordero, Jr.
Laz Barrera
1975
Foolish Pleasure
Jacinto Vasquez
LeRoy Jolley
1974
Cannonade
Angel Cordero, Jr.
Woody Stephens
1973
Ron Turcotte
Lucien Laurin
1972
Riva Ridge
Ron Turcotte
Lucien Laurin
1971
Canonero II
Gustavo Avila
Juan Arias
1970
Dust Commander
Mike Manganello
Don Combs
1969
Majestic Prince
Bill Hartack
Johnny Longden
1968
Forward Pass
Ismael Valenzuela
Henry Forrest
1967
Proud Clarion
Bobby Ussery
Loyd Gentry, Jr.
1966
Kauai King
Don Brumfield
Henry Forrest
1965
Lucky Debonair
Bill Shoemaker
Frank Catrone
1964
Northern Dancer
Bill Hartack
Horatio Luro
1963
Chateaugay
Braulio Baeza
James P. Conway
1962
Decidedly
Bill Hartack
Horatio Luro
1961
Carry Back
Johnny Sellers
Jack A. Price
1960
Venetian Way
Bill Hartack
Victor J. Sovinski
1959
Tomy Lee
Bill Shoemaker
Frank E. Childs
1958
Tim Tam
Ismael Valenzuela
Jimmy Jones
1957
Iron Liege
Bill Hartack
Jimmy Jones
1956
Needles
David Erb
Hugh L. Fontaine
1955
Swaps
Bill Shoemaker
Mesh Tenney
1954
Determine
Raymond York
William Molter
1953
Dark Star
Henry E. Moreno
Eddie Hayward
1952
Hill Gail
Eddie Arcaro
Ben A. Jones
1951
Count Turf
Conn McCreary
Sol Rutchick
1950
Middleground
William Boland
Max Hirsch
1949
Ponder
Steve Brooks
Ben A. Jones
1948
Eddie Arcaro
Ben A. Jones
1947
Jet Pilot
Eric Guerin
Tom Smith
1946
Warren Mehrtens
Max Hirsch
1945
Hoop Jr.
Eddie Arcaro
Ivan H. Parke
1944
Pensive
Conn McCreary
Ben A. Jones
1943
Johnny Longden
Don Cameron
1942
Shut Out
Wayne D. Wright
John M. Gaver, Sr.
1941
Eddie Arcaro
Ben A. Jones
1940
Gallahadion
Carroll Bierman
Roy Waldron
1939
Johnstown
James Stout
Jim Fitzsimmons
1938
Lawrin
Eddie Arcaro
Ben A. Jones
1937
Charley Kurtsinger
George Conway
1936
Bold Venture
Ira Hanford
Max Hirsch
1935
Willie Saunders
Jim Fitzsimmons
1934
Cavalcade
Mack Garner
Bob Smith
1933
Brokers Tip
Don Meade
Herbert J. Thompson
1932
Burgoo King
Eugene James
Herbert J. Thompson
1931
Twenty Grand
Charley Kurtsinger
James G. Rowe, Jr.
1930
Earl Sande
Jim Fitzsimmons
1929
Clyde Van Dusen
Linus McAtee
Clyde Van Dusen
1928
Reigh Count
Chick Lang
Bert S. Michell
1927
Whiskery
Linus McAtee
Fred Hopkins
1926
Bubbling Over
Albert Johnson
Herbert J. Thompson
1925
Flying Ebony
Earl Sande
William B. Duke
1924
Black Gold
J. D. Mooney
Hanley Webb
1923
Zev
Earl Sande
David J. Leary
1922
Morvich
Albert Johnson
Fred Burlew
1921
Behave Yourself
Charles Thompson
Herbert J. Thompson
1920
Paul Jones
Ted Rice
Billy Garth
1919
Johnny Loftus
H. Guy Bedwell
1918
Exterminator
Willie Knapp
Henry McDaniel
1917
Omar Khayyam
Charles Borel
Charles T. Patterson
1916
George Smith
Johnny Loftus
Hollie Hughes
1915
Regret **
Joe Notter
James G. Rowe, Sr.
1914
Old Rosebud
John McCabe
Frank D. Weir
1913
Donerail
Roscoe Goose
Thomas P. Hayes
1912
Worth
Carroll H. Shilling
Frank M. Taylor
1911
Meridian
George Archibald
Albert Ewing
1910
Donau
Frederick Herbert
George Ham
1909
Wintergreen
Vincent Powers
Charles Mack
1908
Stone Street
Arthur Pickens
J. W. Hall
1907
Pink Star
Andy Minder
W. H. Fizer
1906
Sir Huon
Roscoe Troxler
Pete Coyne
1905
Agile
Jack Martin
Robert Tucker
1904
Elwood
Shorty Prior
Charles E. Durnell
1903
Judge Himes
Hal Booker
John P. Mayberry
1902
Alan-a-Dale
Jimmy Winkfield
Thomas C. McDowell
1901
His Eminence
Jimmy Winkfield
Frank B. Van Meter
1900
Lieut. Gibson
Jimmy Boland
Charles Hughes
1899
Manuel
Fred Taral
Robert J. Walden
1898
Plaudit
Willie Simms
John E. Madden
1897
Typhoon II
Buttons Garner
J. C. Cahn
1896
Ben Brush
Willie Simms
Hardy Campbell, Jr.
1895
Halma
Soup Perkins
Byron McClelland
1894
Chant
Frank Goodale
H. Eugene Leigh
1893
Lookout
Eddie Kunze
William McDaniel
1892
Azra
Alonzo Clayton
John H. Morris
1891
Kingman
Isaac Murphy
Dud Allen
1890
Riley
Isaac Murphy
Edward Corrigan
1889
Spokane
Thomas Kiley
John Rodegap
1888
Macbeth II
George Covington
John Campbell
1887
Montrose
Isaac Lewis
John McGinty
1886
Ben Ali
Paul Duffy
Jim Murphy
1885
Joe Cotton
Erskine Henderson
Abe Perry
1884
Buchanan
Isaac Murphy
William Bird
1883
Leonatus
Billy Donohue
Raleigh Colston
1882
Apollo
Babe Hurd
Green B. Morris
1881
Hindoo
Jim McLaughlin
James G. Rowe, Sr.
1880
Fonso
George Lewis
Tice Hutsell
1879
Lord Murphy
Charlie Shauer
George Rice
1878
Day Star
Jimmy Carter
Lee Paul
1877
Baden-Baden
Billy Walker
Edward D. Brown
1876
Vagrant
Bobby Swim
James Williams
1875
Aristides
Oliver Lewis
Ansel Williamson

* = Triple Crown Winner
* * = Filly Winner
+ = Disqualification Involved

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Kentucky Derby Payouts

What were the payouts for the Kentucky Derby?

YEARWINNERWINPLACESHOW
2023
Mage
$32.42
$14.58
$9.08
2022
Rich Strike
$163.60
$74.20
$29.40
2021
Mandaloun+
$26.20
$12.00
$7.60
2020
Authentic
$18.80
$6.00
$5.00
2019
Country House+
$132.40
$56.60
$24.60
2018
Justify*
$7.80
$6.00
$4.40
2017
Always Dreaming
$11.40
$7.20
$5.80
2016
Nyquist
$6.60
$4.80
$3.60
2015
American Pharoah*
$7.80
$5.80
$4.20
2014
California Chrome
$7.00
$5.60
$4.20
2013
Orb
$12.80
$7.40
$5.40
2012
I'll Have Another
$32.60
$13.80
$9.00
2011
Animal Kingdom
$43.80
$19.60
$13.00
2010
Super Saver
$18.00
$8.80
$6.00
2009
Mine That Bird
$103.20
$54.00
$25.80
2008
Big Brown
$6.30
$5.00
$4.80
2007
Street Sense
$11.80
$6.40
$4.60
2006
Barbaro
$14.20
$8.00
$6.00
2005
Giacomo
$102.60
$45.80
$19.80
2004
Smarty Jones
$10.20
$6.20
$4.80
2003
Funny Cide
$27.60
$12.40
$8.20
2002
War Emblem
$43.00
$22.80
$13.60
2001
Monarchos
$23.00
$11.80
$8.80
2000
Fusaichi Pegasus
$6.60
$5.60
$4.00

* = Triple Crown Winner
* * = Filly Winner
+ = Disqualification Involved

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Kentucky Derby Facts

Kentucky Derby Winners vs Kentucky Derby Winners

Winners of the Kentucky Derby have faced each other 43 times.

  • The races have occurred 17 times in New York, nine in California, nine in Maryland, six in Kentucky, one in Illinois and one in Canada.
  • Derby winners have run 1-2 on 12 occasions.
  • The older Derby winner has prevailed 24 times.
  • Three Kentucky Derby winners have been pitted against one another twice, including a 1-2-3 finish in the 1918 Bowie Handicap at Pimlico by George Smith, Omar Khayyam and Exterminator.
  • Exterminator raced against Derby winners 15 times and finished ahead of his rose-bearing rivals nine times. His chief competitor was Paul Jones, who he beat in seven of 10 races while carrying more weight in each affair.
DateRaceDerby Winner (Age, Weight)FinishDerby Winner (Age, Weight)Finish
Nov. 2, 1991
Breeders’ Cup Classic
Unbridled (4, 126)
3rd
Strike the Gold (3, 122)
5th
26-Jun-88
Hollywood Gold Cup H.
Alysheba (4,126)
2nd
Ferdinand (5, 125)
3rd
17-Apr-88
San Bernardino H.
Alysheba (4, 127)
1st
Ferdinand (5, 127)
2nd
6-Mar-88
Santa Anita H.
Alysheba (4, 126)
1st
Ferdinand (5, 127)
2nd
Nov. 21, 1987
Breeders’ Cup Classic
Ferdinand (4, 126)
1st
Alysheba (3, 122)
2nd
Oct. 6, 1979
Jockey Club Gold Cup
Affirmed (4, 126)
1st
Spectacular Bid (3, 121)
2nd
Oct. 14, 1978
Jockey Club Gold Cup
Seattle Slew (4, 126)
2nd
Affirmed (3, 121)
5th
Sept. 16, 1978
Marlboro Cup
Seattle Slew (4, 128)
2nd
Affirmed (3, 124)
2nd
Sept. 15, 1973
Marlboro Cup
Secretariat (3, 124)
2nd
Riva Ridge (4, 127)
2nd
Sept. 20, 1972
Stymie H.
Canonero II (4, 110)
1st
Riva Ridge (3, 123)
2nd
Aug. 6, 1964
Schenectady Purse
Chateaugay (4, 124)
1st
Decidedly (5, 124)
2nd
11-Jun-55
Californian
Swaps (3, 115)
1st
Determine (4, 126)
2nd
Dec. 9, 1950
Hollywood Gold Cup
Ponder (4, 125)
5th
Assault (7, 121)
7th
Feb. 25, 1950
Santa Anita H.
Citation (5, 132)
2nd
Ponder (4, 124)
4th
Feb. 11, 1950
San Antonio H.
Ponder (4, 128)
1st
Citation (5, 130)
2nd
16-May-30
Shady Brook Farm H.
Whiskery (6, 108)
2nd
Clyde Van Dusen (4, 112)
10th
28-Apr-23
Old Dominion H.
Exterminator (8, 132)
2nd
Paul Jones (6, 108)
3rd
21-Apr-23
Philadelphia H.
Exterminator (8, 129)
1st
Paul Jones (6, 108)
2nd
Nov. 11, 1922
Pimlico Cup H.
Paul Jones (5, 99)
2nd
Exterminator (7, 126)
3rd
Oct. 28, 1922
Washington H.
Exterminator (7, 132)
4th
Paul Jones (5, 106)
7th
Aug. 27, 1921
Merchants and Citizens’ H.
Exterminator (6, 130)
1st
Paul Jones (4, 109)
5th
17-Jun-21
Brooklyn H.
Exterminator (6, 129)
3rd
Paul Jones (4, 116)
10th
4-Jun-21
Suburban H.
Exterminator (6, 133)
5th
Paul Jones (4, 118)
8th
Nov. 12, 1920
Pimlico Cup H.
Exterminator (5, 126)
1st
Paul Jones (3, 110 ½)
3rd
Nov. 8, 1920
Bowie H.
Paul Jones (3, 120)
4th
Exterminator (5, 135)
5th
Aug. 2, 1920
Saratoga H.
Sir Barton (4, 129)
1st
Exterminator (5, 126)
2nd
5-Jun-20
Suburban H.
Paul Jones (3, 106)
1st
Exterminator (5, 123)
3rd
Sept. 27, 1919
Havre de Grace H.
Exterminator (4, 126)
2nd
Sir Barton (3, 124)
3rd
Nov. 12, 1918
Bowie H.
George Smith (5, 130)
1st
Omar Khayyam (4, 115)
2nd
Exterminator (3, 120)
3rd
Oct. 12, 1918
Washington H.
Exterminator (3, 113 ½)
3rd
Omar Khayyam (4, 127)
4th
Aug. 1, 1917
Saratoga H.
George Smith (4, 117)
4th
Old Rosebud (6, 132)
5th
25-Jun-17
Brooklyn H.
Regret (5, 122)
2nd
Old Rosebud (6, 120)
3rd
Omar Khayyam (3, 110)
10th
Sept. 16, 1912
Douglas Park Inaugural H.
Wintergreen (6, 107)
8th
Donau (5, 106)
Left
Aug. 12, 1912
Handicap for 3 & up
Worth (3, 119)
3rd
Wintergreen (6, 113)
5th
25-Jun-10
Brewers’ Exchange H.
Wintergreen (4, 117)
3rd
Donau (3, 112)
8th
5-Jun-05
Handicap for 3 & up
Alan-a-Dale (6, 122)
4th
Elwood (4, 104)
8th
Feb. 24, 1904
Selling race $400 purse
His Eminence (6, 104)
4th
Elwood (3, 101 or 102)
5th
Sept. 29, 1897
All-age race
Plaudit (2, 90)
1st
Ben Brush (4, 126)
2nd
Aug. 18, 1888
Handicap Sweepstakes
Montrose (4, 118)
1st
Macbeth II (3, 102)
4th
July 3, 1888
Boulevard
Montrose (4, 113 or 118)
2nd
Macbeth II (3, 109)
6th
June 2, 1888
Distillers’ & Brewers’
Montrose (4, 115)
1st
Macbeth II (3, 103)
3rd
May 7, 1888
Distillers’
Macbeth II (3, 94)
2nd
Montrose (4, 118)
4th
Oct. 7, 1887
Free Handicap Sweepstakes
Ben Ali (4, 118)
1st
Joe Cotton (5, 112)
3rd

Kentucky Derby Winning Jockey Records

  • Most Wins, Jockey: 5, Eddie Arcaro (1938, ’41, ’45, ’48 & ’52) & Bill Hartack (1957, ’60, ’62, ’64, ’69)
  • Most Mounts, Jockey: 28, Mike Smith (1984-2022)
  • Most Mounts, Jockey w/o a win: 18, Corey Nakatani (1991-2015)
  • Oldest Winning Jockey: 54, Bill Shoemaker (1986-Ferdinand)
  • Youngest Winning Jockey: 15, Alonzo Clayton (1892-Azra) & James “Soup” Perkins (1895-Halma)

Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer Records

  • Most Wins, Trainer: 6 (tie), Ben Jones (1938, ’41, ’44, ’48, ’49, ’52) & Bob Baffert (1997, '98, 2002, '15, '18, '20)
  • Most Starts, Trainer: 61, Todd Pletcher (2000-22, won twice)
  • Most Starts, Trainer w/o a win: 24, Steve Asmussen (2001-2020)
  • Oldest Winning Trainer: 77, Art Sherman (2014-California Chrome)
  • Youngest Winning Trainer: 24, James “Jimmy” Rowe Sr. (1881)
  • 5 Kentucky Derby Starters, Single Year:
    • Todd Pletcher (2013): Revolutionary (3rd), Charming Kitten (9th), Overanalyze (11th), Palace Malice (12th) & Verrazano (14th)
    • Todd Pletcher (2007): Circular Quay (6th), Any Given Saturday (8th), Sam P. (9th), Scat Daddy (18th) & Cowtown Cat (20th)
    • Nick Zito (2005): Bellamy Road (7th), Andromeda’s Hero (8th), High Fly (10th), Noble Causeway (14th) & Sun King (15th)
    • D. Wayne Lukas (1996): Grindstone (1st), Prince of Thieves (3rd), Editor’s Note (6th), Victory Speech (10th) & Honour and Glory (18th)
  • 4 Kentucky Derby Starters, Single Year:
    • Todd Pletcher (2021): Known Agenda (9th), Sainthood (11th), Bourbonic (13th) & Dynamic One (18th
    • Todd Pletcher (2018): Audible (3rd), Vino Rosso (9th), Noble Indy (17th) & Magnum Moon (19th)
    • Todd Pletcher (2014): Danza (3rd), We Miss Artie (10th), Intense Holiday (12th) & Vinceremos (17th)
    • Todd Pletcher (2010): Super Saver (1st), Mission Impazible (9th), f-Devil May Care (10th) & Discreetly Mine (13th)
    • Todd Pletcher (2000): Impeachment (3rd), More Than Ready (4th), Trippi (11th) & Graeme Hall (19th)
    • James “Jimmy” Rowe Sr. (1923): Enchantment (6th), Rialto (7th), Picketer (15th) & Cherry Pie (20th)
  • 3 Kentucky Derby Starters, Single Year:
    • Todd Pletcher (2022): Mo Donegal (5th), Charge It (17th), Pioneer of Medina (19th)
    • Brad Cox (2022): Tawny Port (7th), Zozos (10th), Cyberknife (18th)
    • Todd Pletcher (2015): Materiality (6th), Itsaknockout (9th) & Carpe Diem (10th)
    • Mike Maker (2014): General a Rod (11th), Harry’s Holiday (16th) & Vicar’s in Trouble (19th)
    • Bob Baffert (2006): Point Determined (9th), Sinister Minister (16th) & Bob and John (17th)
    • Todd Pletcher (2005): Flower Alley (9th), Coin Silver (12th) & Bandini (19th)
    • D. Wayne Lukas (2000): Exchange Rate (12th), High Yield (15th) & Commendable (17th)
    • Bob Baffert (1999): Prime Timber (4th), f-Excellent Meeting (5th) & General Challenge (11th)
    • D. Wayne Lukas (1995): Thunder Gulch (1st), Timber Country (3rd) & f-Serena’s Song (16th)
    • D. Wayne Lukas (1990): Land Rush (7th), Power Launch (10th) & Real Cash (11th)
    • D. Wayne Lukas (1987): On the Line (10th), War (13th) & Capote (DNF)
    • D. Wayne Lukas (1983): Marfa (5th), Balboa Native (9th) & Total Departure (20th)
    • James W. Smith (1946): Lord Boswell (4th), Knockdown (5th) & Perfect Bahram (9th)
    • “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons (1936): Teufel (8th), Merry Pete (10th) & Granville (DNF)
    • Charles Durnell (1929): Panchio (3rd), Calf Roper (11th) & Prince Pat (20th)
    • Herbert John “Dick” Thompson (1924): Beau Butler (3rd), Baffling (17th) & Bob Tail (19th)
    • W.B. Jennings (1917): War Star (5th), Star Master (9th) & Stargazer (10th)

Kentucky Derby Winning Owner Records

  • Most Wins, Owner: 8, Calumet Farm (1941, ’44, ’48, ’49, ’52, ’57, ’58, ’68)
  • Most Starts, Owner: 28, Col. E.R. Bradley (1920-45; won four times) & Calumet Farm (1935-22; won eight times)
  • Most Starts, Owner w/o a win: 5, C.V. Whitney (1935-68)
  • Oldest Winning Owner: 92, Mrs. Frances Genter (1990-Unbridled)

Kentucky Derby Winning Breeder Records

  • Most Wins, Breeder: 10, Calumet Farm (1941, ’44, ’48, ’49, ’52, ’57, ’58, ’68, ’91, '22)
  • Most Wins, Sire: 3, Falsetto, Virgil, Sir Gallahad III & Bull Lea
  • Most Wins, State-Bred: 114, Kentucky
  • Most Wins, Color of Horse: 56, Bay

Kentucky Derby Winning Horse Records

  • Largest Win Margin: 8 lengths, Old Rosebud (1914), Johnstown (1939), Whirlaway (1941) & Assault (1946)
  • Smallest Win Margin: nose, Spokane over Proctor Knott (1889), Azra over Huron (1892), Ben Brush over Ben Eder (1896), Plaudit over Lieber Karl (1898), Alan-A-Dale over Inventor (1902), Iron Leige over Gallant Man-GB (1957), Tomy Lee-GB over Sword Dancer (1959) & Grindstone over Cavonnier (1996)
  • Most Wins by Post Position (since 1930): 10, Post 5
  • Least Wins by Post Position (since 1930): 0, Posts 17, 21, 22, 23
  • Auxiliary Starting Gate (15+) Wins (since 1930): 15
  • Winning Fillies: Regret (1915), Genuine Risk (1980) & Winning Colors (1988)
  • Winning Geldings: Vagrant (1876), Apollo (1882), Macbeth II (1888), Old Rosebud (1914), Exterminator (1918), Paul Jones (1920), Clyde Van Dusen (1929), Funny Cide (2003) & Mine That Bird (2009)
  • Oldest Living Kentucky Derby winner: 28, Silver Charm (1997)
  • Fastest Splits – ¼-mile: :21.78, Summer Is Tomorrow (2022 – finished 20th of 20)
  • Fastest Splits – ½-mile: :44.86, Songandaprayer (2001 – finished 13th of 17)
  • Fastest Splits – ¾-mile: 1:09.25, Songandaprayer (2001 – finished 13th of 17)
  • Fastest Splits – 1 mile: 1:34 4/5, Spend a Buck (1985 – won)
  • Disqualifications: Medina Spirit (2021, 1st to 19th), Maximum Security (2019, 1st to 17th), Dancer’s Image (1968, 1st to 14th), Gate Dancer (1984, 4th to 5th),
  • Largest Pre-Derby Earnings: $3,322,600, Nyquist (2016 – won)
  • Highest Starter Purchase Price at Auction: $4,000,000, Fusaichi Pegasus (2000 – won; sold at 1998 Keeneland July Yearling sale)
  • Record Purse: $3,000,000 (2019-22)
  • Record Attendance: 170,513 (2015)
  • Record On-Track Derby Day Handle: $24.5 million (2006)
  • Record All Sources Derby Day Handle: $273.8 million (2022)
  • Record Purses Offered on Derby Day: $7,891,414 (2022)

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