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Kentucky Derby Winners

The Kentucky Derby is one of the three races that make up horse racing's Triple Crown. The race has been held at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky since 1875. The race is held on the first Saturday in May.

Year Winner Year Winner
1875 Aristides 1951 Count Turf
1876 Vagrant 1952 Hill Gail
1877 Baden Baden 1953 Dark Star
1878 Day Star 1954 Determine
1879 Lord Murphy 1955 Swaps
1880 Fonso 1956 Needles
1881 Hindoo 1957 Iron Liege
1882 Apollo 1958 Tim Tam
1883 Leonatus 1959 Tomy Lee
1884 Buchanan 1960 Venetian Way
1885 Joe Cotton 1961 Carry Back
1886 Ben Ali 1962 Decidedly
1887 Montrose 1963 Chateaugay
1888 Macbeth II 1964 Northern Dancer
1889 Spokane 1965 Lucky Debonair
1890 Riley 1966 Kauai King
1891 Kingman 1967 Proud Clarion
1892 Azra 1968 Forward Pass
1893 Lookout 1969 Majestic Prince
1894 Chant 1970 Dust Commander
1895 Halma 1971 Canonero II
1896 Ben Brush 1972 Riva Ridge
1897 Typhoon II 1973 Secretariat
1898 Plaudit 1974 Cannonade
1899 Manuel 1975 Foolish Pleasure
1900 Lieutenant Gibson 1976 Bold Forbes
1901 His Eminence 1977 Seattle Slew
1902 Alan-a-Dale 1978 Affirmed
1903 Judge Himes 1979 Spectacular Bid
1904 Elwood 1980 Genuine Risk
1905 Agile 1981 Pleasant Colony
1906 Sir Huon 1982 Gato del Sol
1907 Pink Star 1983 Sunny's Halo
1908 Stone Street 1984 Swale
1909 Wintergreen 1985 Spend a Buck
1910 Donau 1986 Ferdinand
1911 Meridian 1987 Alysheba
1912 Worth 1988 Winning Colors
1913 Donerail 1989 Sunday Silence
1914 Old Rosebud 1990 Unbridled
1915 Regret 1991 Strike the Gold
1916 George Smith 1992 Lil E. Tee
1917 Omar Khayyam 1993 Sea Hero
1918 Exterminator 1994 Go for Gin
1919 Sir Barton 1995 Thunder Gulch
1920 Paul Jones 1996 Grindstone
1921 Behave Yourself 1997 Silver Charm
1922 Morvich 1998 Real Quiet
1923 Zev 1999 Charismatic
1924 Black Gold 2000 Fusaichi Pegasus
1925 Flying Ebony 2001 Monarchos
1926 Bubbling Over 2002 War Emblem
1927 Whiskery 2003 Funny Cide
1928 Reigh Count 2004 Smarty Jones
1929 Clyde Van Dusen 2005 Giacomo
1930 Gallant Fox 2006 Barbaro
1931 Twenty Grand 2007 Street Sense
1932 Burgoo King 2008 Big Brown
1933 Brokers Tip 2009 Mine that Bird
1934 Cavalcade 2010 Super Saver
1935 Omaha 2011 Animal Kingdom
1936 Bold Venture 2012 I'll Have Another
1937 War Admiral 2013 Orb
1938 Lawrin 2014 California Chrome
1939 Johnstown 2015 American Pharoah
1940 Gallahadion 2016 Nyquist
1941 Whirlaway 2017 Always Dreaming
1942 Shut Out 2018 Justify
1943 Count Fleet    
1944 Pensive    
1945 Hoop, Jr.    
1946 Assault    
1947 Jet Pilot    
1948 Citation    
1949 Ponder    
1950 Middleground    

 

Triple Crown

The other two races of the Triple Crown are the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Belmont Stakes, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Triple Crown Winners
1919 Sir Barton
1930 Gallant Fox
1935 Omaha
1937 War Admiral
1941 Whirlaway
1943 Count Fleet
1946 Assault
1948 Citation
1973 Secretariat
1977 Seattle Slew
1978 Affirmed
2015 American Pharoah