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The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The competition is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms).

The Kentucky Derby is dubbed "The Run for the Roses," stemming from the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is also known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" because of its approximate duration.

The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the American Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness Stakes, and then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891–1893 and 1911–1912 respectively, the Kentucky Derby is held uninterrupted since 1875. Even with the Olympics and major professional sports leagues canceled at those points, the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont took place during the Great Depression and both World Wars.

A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown. In the 2015 listing of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the Kentucky Derby tied with the Whitney Handicap as the top Grade 1 race in the United States outside the Breeders' Cup races.

The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance numbers of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders' Cup.

In 1872, Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., grandson of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition, traveled to England, visiting Epsom in Surrey where The Derby had been running annually since 1780. From there, Clark went on to Paris, France, where a group of racing enthusiasts had formed the French Jockey Club in 1863. They had organized the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp, which at the time was the greatest race in France.

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Returning home to Kentucky, Clark organized the Louisville Jockey Club to raise money for building quality racing facilities just outside the city. The track would soon become known as Churchill Downs, named for John and Henry Churchill, who provided the land for the racetrack. The naming went official in 1937.

 The Kentucky Derby was first run at 1 1/2 miles (12 furlongs; 2.4 km) the same distance as the Epsom Derby, before changing lengths in 1896 to its current 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs; 2 km). On May 17, 1875, in front of an estimated crowd of 10,000 people, a field of 15 three-year-old horses contested the first Derby.

Under jockey Oliver Lewis, a colt named Aristides, who was trained by future Hall of Famer Ansel Williamson, won the inaugural Derby. Later that year, Lewis rode Aristides to a second-place finish in the Belmont Stakes.

Although the first race meeting proved a success, the track ran into financial difficulties, and in 1894 the New Louisville Jockey Club was incorporated with the new capitalization and improved facilities. Despite this, the business floundered until 1902 when Col.

Matt Winn of Louisville put together a syndicate of businessmen to acquire the facility. Under Winn, Churchill Downs prospered, and the Kentucky Derby then became the preeminent stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses in North America.

Thoroughbred owners began sending their successful Derby horses to compete in two other races. These two are the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York. The three races offered large purses, and in 1919 Sir Barton became the first horse to win all three races.

However, the term Triple Crown didn't come into use for another eleven years. In 1930, when Gallant Fox became the second horse to win all three races, sportswriter Charles Hatton brought the phrase into American usage. Fueled by the media, public interest in the possibility of a "superhorse" that could win the Triple Crown began in the weeks leading up to the Derby.

Two years after the term went in use, the race (until that time ran in mid-May since inception) changed the date to the first Saturday in May. This change allows for a specific schedule for the Triple Crown races. Since 1931, the order of Triple Crown races has been the Kentucky Derby first, followed by the Preakness Stakes and then the Belmont Stakes. Before 1931, eleven times the Preakness was run before the Derby.

On May 12, 1917, and again on May 13, 1922, the Preakness and the Derby took place on the same day. On eleven occasions the Belmont Stakes was run before the Preakness Stakes.

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On May 16, 1925, the first live radio broadcast of the Kentucky Derby aired on WHAS as well as on WGN in Chicago. On May 7, 1949, the first television coverage of the Kentucky Derby took place, produced by WAVE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Louisville.

This coverage was aired live in the Louisville market and sent to NBC as a kinescope newsreel recording for national broadcast. On May 3, 1952, the first national television coverage of the Kentucky Derby took place, aired from then-CBS affiliate WHAS-TV. In 1954, the purse exceeded $100,000 for the first time.

In 1968, Dancer's Image became the first horse to win the race and then faced disqualification. A urine test revealed traces of phenylbutazone (an anti-inflammatory painkiller drug) inside Dancer's Image. Forward Pass won after a protracted legal battle by the owners of Dancer's Image (which they lost). 

Forward Pass thus became the eighth winner for Calumet Farm. Unexpectedly, the regulations at Kentucky thoroughbred race tracks were changed some years later, allowing horses to run on phenylbutazone. In 1970, Diane Crump became the first female jockey to ride in the Derby, finishing 15th aboard Fathom.

 

The fastest time ever run in the Derby was in 1973 at 1:59.4 minutes, when Secretariat broke the record set by Northern Dancer in 1964 - a record time yet to be topped. Also during that race, he did something unique in Triple Crown races: for each successive quarter ran, his times were faster. Although the races do not record times for non-winners, in 1973 Sham finished second, two and a half lengths behind Secretariat in the same race.

Using the thoroughbred racing convention of one length equaling one-fifth of a second to calculate Sham's time, he also finished in under two minutes. Another sub-two-minute finish, only the third, was set in 2001 by Monarchos at 1:59.97.

In 2005, the purse distribution for the Derby changed, so that horses finishing fifth would henceforth receive a share of the purse; previously only the first four finishers did so.

The Kentucky Derby will offer $3 million in purse money starting in 2019. Churchill Downs officials have cited the success of historical race wagering terminals at their Derby City Gaming facility in Louisville as a factor behind the purse increase. The Derby first offered a $1 million purse in 1996; then doubled to $2 million in 2005.

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All-Time Kentucky Derby Winners

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerDistance (miles)Track ConditionWinning Time
2019Country HouseFlavien PratBill Mott1 ¼Sloppy02:03.9
2018
Justify 
Mike E. SmithBob Baffert1 ¼Sloppy02:04.2
2017Always DreamingJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher1 ¼Wet Fast (sealed)02:03.6
2016NyquistMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill1 ¼Fast02:01.3
2015
American Pharoah 
Victor EspinozaBob Baffert1 ¼Fast02:03.0
2014California ChromeVictor EspinozaArt Sherman1 ¼Fast02:03.7
2013OrbJoel RosarioClaude McGaughey III1 ¼Sloppy02:02.9
2012I'll Have AnotherMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill1 ¼Fast02:01.8
2011Animal KingdomJohn VelazquezH. Graham Motion1 ¼Fast02:02.0
2010Super SaverCalvin BorelTodd Pletcher1 ¼Sloppy02:04.5
2009Mine That BirdCalvin BorelBennie L. Woolley, Jr.1 ¼Sloppy02:02.7
2008Big BrownKent DesormeauxRichard E. Dutrow, Jr.1 ¼Fast02:01.8
2007Street SenseCalvin BorelCarl Nafzger1 ¼Fast02:02.2
2006BarbaroEdgar PradoMichael R. Matz1 ¼Fast02:01.4
2005GiacomoMike E. SmithJohn Shirreffs1 ¼Fast02:02.8
2004Smarty JonesStewart ElliottJohn Servis1 ¼Sloppy02:04.1
2003Funny CideJosé A. SantosBarclay Tagg1 ¼Fast02:01.2
2002War EmblemVictor EspinozaBob Baffert1 ¼Fast02:01.1
2001MonarchosJorge F. ChavezJohn T. Ward, Jr.1 ¼Fast02:00.0
2000Fusaichi PegasusKent DesormeauxNeil Drysdale1 ¼Fast02:01.0
1999CharismaticChris AntleyD. Wayne Lukas1 ¼Fast02:03.2
1998Real QuietKent DesormeauxBob Baffert1 ¼Fast02:02.2
1997Silver CharmGary StevensBob Baffert1 ¼Fast02:02.4
1996GrindstoneJerry BaileyD. Wayne Lukas1 ¼Fast02:01.0
1995Thunder GulchGary StevensD. Wayne Lukas1 ¼Fast02:01.2
1994Go for GinChris McCarronNick Zito1 ¼Sloppy02:03.6
1993Sea HeroJerry BaileyMacKenzie Miller1 ¼Fast02:02.4
1992Lil E. TeePat DayLynn S. Whiting1 ¼Fast02:03.0
1991Strike the GoldChris AntleyNick Zito1 ¼Fast02:03.0
1990UnbridledCraig PerretCarl Nafzger1 ¼Good02:02.0
1989Sunday SilencePat ValenzuelaCharlie Whittingham1 ¼Muddy02:05.0
1988
Winning Colors 
Gary StevensD. Wayne Lukas1 ¼Fast02:02.2
1987AlyshebaChris McCarronJack Van Berg1 ¼Fast02:03.4
1986FerdinandBill ShoemakerCharlie Whittingham1 ¼Fast02:02.8
1985Spend A BuckAngel Cordero, Jr.Cam Gambolati1 ¼Fast02:00.2
1984SwaleLaffit Pincay, Jr.Woody Stephens1 ¼Fast02:02.4
1983Sunny's HaloEddie DelahoussayeDavid C. Cross Jr.1 ¼Fast02:02.2
1982Gato Del SolEddie DelahoussayeEdwin J. Gregson1 ¼Fast02:02.4
1981Pleasant ColonyJorge VelasquezJohn P. Campo1 ¼Fast02:02.0
1980
Genuine Risk 
Jacinto VasquezLeRoy Jolley1 ¼Fast02:02.0
1979Spectacular BidRonnie FranklinBud Delp1 ¼Fast02:02.4
1978
Affirmed 
Steve CauthenLaz Barrera1 ¼Fast02:01.2
1977
Seattle Slew 
Jean CruguetWilliam H. Turner, Jr.1 ¼Fast02:02.2
1976Bold ForbesAngel Cordero, Jr.Laz Barrera1 ¼Fast02:01.6
1975Foolish PleasureJacinto VasquezLeRoy Jolley1 ¼Fast02:02.0
1974CannonadeAngel Cordero, Jr.Woody Stephens1 ¼Fast02:04.0
1973
Secretariat 
Ron TurcotteLucien Laurin1 ¼Fast01:59.4
1972Riva RidgeRon TurcotteLucien Laurin1 ¼Fast02:01.8
1971Canonero IIGustavo AvilaJuan Arias1 ¼Fast02:03.2
1970Dust CommanderMike ManganelloDon Combs1 ¼Good02:03.4
1969Majestic PrinceBill HartackJohnny Longden1 ¼Fast02:01.8
1968Forward Pass[c]Ismael ValenzuelaHenry Forrest1 ¼Fast02:02.2
1967Proud ClarionBobby UsseryLoyd Gentry, Jr.1 ¼Fast02:00.6
1966Kauai KingDon BrumfieldHenry Forrest1 ¼Fast02:02.0
1965Lucky DebonairBill ShoemakerFrank Catrone1 ¼Fast02:01.2
1964Northern DancerBill HartackHoratio Luro1 ¼Fast02:00.0
1963ChateaugayBraulio BaezaJames P. Conway1 ¼Fast02:01.8
1962DecidedlyBill HartackHoratio Luro1 ¼Fast02:00.4
1961Carry BackJohnny SellersJack A. Price1 ¼Good02:04.0
1960Venetian WayBill HartackVictor J. Sovinski1 ¼Good02:02.4
1959Tomy LeeBill ShoemakerFrank E. Childs1 ¼Fast02:02.2
1958Tim TamIsmael ValenzuelaJimmy Jones1 ¼Muddy02:05.0
1957Iron LiegeBill HartackJimmy Jones1 ¼Fast02:02.2
1956NeedlesDavid ErbHugh L. Fontaine1 ¼Fast02:03.4
1955SwapsBill ShoemakerMesh Tenney1 ¼Fast02:01.8
1954DetermineRaymond YorkWilliam Molter1 ¼Fast02:03.0
1953Dark StarHenry E. MorenoEddie Hayward1 ¼Fast02:02.0
1952Hill GailEddie ArcaroBen A. Jones1 ¼Fast02:01.6
1951Count TurfConn McCrearySol Rutchick1 ¼Fast02:02.6
1950MiddlegroundWilliam BolandMax Hirsch1 ¼Fast02:01.6
1949PonderSteve BrooksBen A. Jones1 ¼Fast02:04.2
1948
Citation 
Eddie ArcaroBen A. Jones1 ¼Sloppy02:05.4
1947Jet PilotEric GuerinTom Smith1 ¼Slow02:06.8
1946
Assault 
Warren MehrtensMax Hirsch1 ¼Slow02:06.6
1945Hoop Jr.Eddie ArcaroIvan H. Parke1 ¼Muddy02:07.0
1944PensiveConn McCrearyBen A. Jones1 ¼Good02:04.2
1943
Count Fleet 
Johnny LongdenDon Cameron1 ¼Fast02:04.0
1942Shut OutWayne D. WrightJohn M. Gaver, Sr.1 ¼Fast02:04.4
1941
Whirlaway 
Eddie ArcaroBen A. Jones1 ¼Fast02:01.4
1940GallahadionCarroll BiermanRoy Waldron1 ¼Fast02:05.0
1939JohnstownJames StoutJim Fitzsimmons1 ¼Fast02:03.4
1938LawrinEddie ArcaroBen A. Jones1 ¼Fast02:04.8
1937
War Admiral 
Charley KurtsingerGeorge Conway1 ¼Fast02:03.2
1936Bold VentureIra HanfordMax Hirsch1 ¼Fast02:03.6
1935
Omaha 
Willie SaundersJim Fitzsimmons1 ¼Good02:05.0
1934CavalcadeMack GarnerBob Smith1 ¼Fast02:04.0
1933Brokers TipDon MeadeHerbert J. Thompson1 ¼Good02:06.8
1932Burgoo KingEugene JamesHerbert J. Thompson1 ¼Fast02:05.2
1931Twenty GrandCharley KurtsingerJames G. Rowe, Jr.1 ¼Fast02:01.8
1930
Gallant Fox 
Earl SandeJim Fitzsimmons1 ¼Good02:07.6
1929Clyde Van DusenLinus McAteeClyde Van Dusen1 ¼Muddy02:10.8
1928Reigh CountChick LangBert S. Michell1 ¼Heavy02:10.4
1927WhiskeryLinus McAteeFred Hopkins1 ¼Slow02:06.0
1926Bubbling OverAlbert JohnsonHerbert J. Thompson1 ¼Fast02:03.8
1925Flying EbonyEarl SandeWilliam B. Duke1 ¼Sloppy02:07.6
1924Black GoldJ. D. MooneyHanley Webb1 ¼Fast02:05.2
1923ZevEarl SandeDavid J. Leary1 ¼Fast02:05.4
1922MorvichAlbert JohnsonFred Burlew1 ¼Fast02:04.6
1921Behave YourselfCharles ThompsonHerbert J. Thompson1 ¼Fast02:04.2
1920Paul JonesTed RiceWilliam M. Garth1 ¼Slow02:09.0
1919
Sir Barton 
Johnny LoftusH. Guy Bedwell1 ¼Heavy02:09.8
1918ExterminatorWillie KnappHenry McDaniel1 ¼Muddy02:10.8
1917Omar KhayyamCharles BorelCharles T. Patterson1 ¼Fast02:04.6
1916George SmithJohnny LoftusHollie Hughes1 ¼Fast02:04.0
1915
Regret 
Joe NotterJames G. Rowe, Sr.1 ¼Fast02:05.4
1914Old RosebudJohn McCabeFrank D. Weir1 ¼Fast02:03.4
1913DonerailRoscoe GooseThomas P. Hayes1 ¼Fast02:04.8
1912WorthCarroll H. ShillingFrank M. Taylor1 ¼Muddy02:09.4
1911MeridianGeorge ArchibaldAlbert Ewing1 ¼Fast02:05.0
1910DonauFrederick HerbertGeorge Ham1 ¼Fast02:06.4
1909WintergreenVincent PowersCharles Mack1 ¼Slow02:08.2
1908Stone StreetArthur PickensJ. W. Hall1 ¼Heavy02:15.2
1907Pink StarAndy MinderWilliam H. Fizer1 ¼Heavy02:12.6
1906Sir HuonRoscoe TroxlerPete Coyne1 ¼Fast02:08.8
1905AgileJack MartinRobert Tucker1 ¼Heavy02:10.8
1904ElwoodShorty PriorCharles E. Durnell1 ¼Fast02:08.5
1903Judge HimesHarold BookerJohn P. Mayberry1 ¼Fast02:09.0
1902Alan-a-DaleJimmy WinkfieldThomas C. McDowell1 ¼Fast02:08.8
1901His EminenceJimmy WinkfieldFrank B. Van Meter1 ¼Fast02:07.8
1900Lieut. GibsonJimmy BolandCharles Hughes1 ¼Fast02:06.2
1899ManuelFred TaralRobert J. Walden1 ¼Fast02:12.0
1898PlauditWillie SimmsJohn E. Madden1 ¼Good02:09.0
1897Typhoon IIButtons GarnerJulius C. Cahn1 ¼Heavy02:12.5
1896Ben BrushWillie SimmsHardy Campbell, Jr.1 ¼Dusty02:07.8
1895HalmaJames PerkinsByron McClelland1 ½Fast02:37.5
1894ChantFrank GoodaleH. Eugene Leigh1 ½Fast02:41.0
1893LookoutEddie KunzeWilliam McDaniel1 ½Fast02:39.3
1892AzraAlonzo ClaytonJohn H. Morris1 ½Heavy02:41.5
1891KingmanIsaac MurphyDud Allen1 ½Fast02:52.3
1890RileyIsaac MurphyEdward Corrigan1 ½Muddy02:45.0
1889SpokaneThomas KileyJohn Rodegap1 ½Fast02:34.5
1888Macbeth IIGeorge CovingtonJohn Campbell1 ½Fast02:38.0
1887MontroseIsaac LewisJohn McGinty1 ½Fast02:39.3
1886Ben AliPaul DuffyJim Murphy1 ½Fast02:36.5
1885Joe CottonErskine HendersonAbraham Perry1 ½Good02:37.3
1884BuchananIsaac MurphyWilliam Bird1 ½Good02:40.3
1883LeonatusBilly DonohueRaleigh Colston Sr.1 ½Heavy02:43.0
1882Apollo[d]Babe HurdGreen B. Morris1 ½Fast02:40.0
1881HindooJim McLaughlinJames G. Rowe, Sr.1 ½Fast02:40.0
1880FonsoGeorge LewisTice Hutsell1 ½Dusty02:37.5
1879Lord MurphyCharlie ShauerGeorge Rice1 ½Fast02:37.0
1878Day StarJimmy CarterLee Paul1 ½Dusty02:37.3
1877Baden-BadenBilly WalkerEdward D. Brown1 ½Fast02:38.0
1876VagrantRobert SwimJames Williams1 ½Fast02:38.3
1875AristidesOliver LewisAnsel Williamson1 ½Fast02:37.7

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KENTUCKY DERBY 2020 POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19


Kentucky Derby & Oaks 2020 | SEPT. 5TH | RACING INFO

The Kentucky Derby 2020 is the 146th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Live odds, betting, horse bios, travel info, tickets, news, and updates from kentuckyderby.com.