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

 

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