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Kentucky Derby Winners

Kentucky Derby Winners

May 5, 2012

Derby Background Since 1875 “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”,”The Run for the Roses”, or The Kentucky Derby has been held in Louisville Kentucky. At the original Derby approximately 10,000 fans saw future Hall of Fame trainer Ansel Williamson’s colt Aristides emerge from a field of 15 three-year-old horses as the inaugural winner. Since 1931 the Kentucky Derby has been the first of the Triple Crown races being followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby Trivia: Fastest Time: Secretariat in 1973 at 1 minute 59 2/5 seconds Youngest Jockey: Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton age 15 First Filly Winner: Regret in 1915 First Foreign Bred Winner: Omar Khayyam in 1917 Horses finishing in under 2:00: Secretariat (1973), Sham (1973), and Monarchos (2001) Most wins by a jockey: Eddie Arcaro (5), Bill Hartack (5) Longest shot to win: 91 to 1 – Donerail (1913) Kentucky Derby History YEAR HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER TIME 2011 Animal Kingdom J. Velazquez H. G. Motion Team Valor 2:02.04 2010 Super Saver C. Borel T. Pletcher WinStar Farm 2:04.45 2009 MineThatBird C. Borel B. Woolley Double Eagle Ranch 2:02.66 2008 Big Brown K. Desormeaux R. Dutrow IEAH Stables, Pompa et al 2:01.82 2007 Street Sense C. Borel C. Nafzger James Tafel 2:02.17 2006 Barbaro E. Prado M. Matz Roy & Gretchen Jackson 2:01.36 2005 Giacomo M. Smith J. Sherrifs Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss 2:02.75 2004 Smarty Jones S. Elliott J. Servis Someday Farm 2:04.06 2003 Funny Cide J. Santos B. Tagg Sackatoga Stable 2:01.19 2002 War Emblem V. Espinoza B. Baffert Thoroughbred Corp. 2:01.13 2001 Monarchos J. Chavez J. T. Ward John C. Oxley 1:59.97 2000 Fusaichi Pegasus K. Desormeaux N. Drysdale Fusao Sekiguchi 2:01.12 1999 Charismatic C. Antley D.W. Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 2:03.29 1998 Real Quiet K. Desormeaux B. Baffert M. Pegram 2:02.38 1997 Silver Charm G. Stevens B. Baffert Bob & Beverly Lewis 2:02.44 1996 Grindstone J. Bailey D.W. Lukas Overbrook Farm 2:01.06 1995 Thunder Gulch G. Stevens D.W. Lukas M. Tabor 2:01.27 1994 Go for Gin C. McCarron N. Zito Condren, Cornacchia 2:03.72 1993 Sea Hero J. Bailey M. Miller Rokeby Stable 2:02.42 1992 Lil E. Tee P. Day L. Whiting...