Who Won the Kentucky Derby?

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is held yearly at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as the "most exciting two minutes in sports."

The stakes race is for three-year old thoroughbreds. It is the first leg of horse racing's triple crown, with the Preakness and Belmont Stakes being the other two.

The Kentucky Derby is also referred to as the "run for the roses" because of the traditional blanket of roses awarded to the winner.

YrDerby WinnerTimeJockey
2017Always Dreaming2:03:59Jockey: John Velazquez
2016Nyquist2:01.31Jockey: Mario Gutierrez
2015American Pharoah2:03.02Jockey: Victor Espinoza
2014California Chrome2:03.66Jockey: Victor Espinoza
2013Orb2:02.89Jockey: Joel Rosario
2012I'll Have Another2:01.83Jockey: Mario Gutierrez
2011Animal Kingdom2:02.04Jockey: John Velazquez
2010Super Saver2:04.45Jockey: Calvin Borel
2009Mine That Bird2:02.66Jockey: Calvin Borel
2008Big Brown2:01.82Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
2007Street Sense2:02.17Jockey: Calvin Borel
2006Barbaro2:01.36Jockey: Edgar Prado
2005Giacomo2:02.75Jockey: Mike Smith
2004Smarty Jones2:04.06Jockey: Stewart Elliott
2003Funny Cide2:01.19Jockey: Jose Santos
2002War Emblem2:01.13Jockey: Victor Espinoza
2001Monarchos1:59.97Jockey: Jorge Chavez
2000Fusaichi Pegasus2:01.12Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
1999Charismatic2:03 1/5Jockey: Chris Antley
1998Real Quiet2:02 1/10Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
1997Silver Charm2:02 2/5Jockey: Gary Stevens
1996Grindstone2:01Jockey: Jerry Bailey
1995Thunder Gulch2:01 1/5Jockey: Gary Steven
1994Go For Gin2:03 3/5Jockey: Chris McCarron
1993Sea Hero2:02 2/5Jockey: Jerry Bailey
1992Lil E Tee2:03Jockey: Pat Day
1991Strike the Gold2:03Jockey: Chris Antley
1990Unbridled2:02Jockey: Craig Perret
1989Sunday Silence2:05Jockey: Pat Valenzuela
1988Winning Colors2:02 1/5Jockey: Gary Stevens
1987Alysheba2:03 2/5Jockey: Chris McCarron
1986Ferdinand2:02 4/5Jockey: Bill Shoemaker
1985Spend A Buck2:00 1/5Jockey: Angel Cordero Jr
1984Swale2:02 2/5Jockey: Laffit Pincay Jr
1983Sunny's Halo2:02 1/5Jockey: Eddie Delahoussaye
1982Gato Del Sol2:02 1/5Jockey: Eddie Delahoussaye
1981Pleasant Colony2:02Jockey: Jorge Velasquez
1980Genuine Risk2:02Jockey: Jacinto Vasquez
1979Spectacular Bid2:02 2/5Jockey: Ronald J Frankllin
1978Affirmed2:01 1/5Jockey: Steve Cauthen
1977Seattle Slew2:02 1/5Jockey: Jean Cruguet
1976Bold Forbes2:01 3/5Jockey: Angel Cordero Jr
1975Foolish Pleasure2:02Jockey: Jacinto Vasquez
1974Cannonade2:04Jockey: Angel Cordero Jr
1973Secretariat1:59 2/5Jockey: Ron Turcotte
1972Riva Ridge2:01 4/5Jockey: Ron Turcotte
1971Canonero II2:03 1/5Jockey: Gustavo Avila
1970Dust Commander2:03 2/5Jockey: Mike Manganello
1969Majestic Prince2:01 4/5Jockey: Bill Hartack
1968Forward Pass2:02 1/5Jockey: Ismael Valenzuela
1967Proud Clarion2:00 3/5Jockey: Bobby Ussery
1966Kauai King2:02Jockey: Don Brumfield
1965Lucky Debonair2:01 1/5Jockey: Bill Shoemaker
1964Northern Dancer2:00Jockey: Bill Hartack
1963Chateaugay2:01 4/5Jockey: Braulio Baeza
1962Decidedly2:00 2/5Jockey: Bill Hartack
1961Carry Back2:04Jockey: John Sellers
1960Venetian Way2:02 2/5Jockey: Bill Hartack
1959Tomy Lee2:02 1/5Jockey: Bill Shoemaker
1958Tim Tam2:05Jockey: Ismael Valenzuela
1957Iron Liege2:02 1/5Jockey: Bill Hartack
1956Needles2:03 2/5Jockey: Dave Erb
1955Swaps2:01 4/5Jockey: Bill Shoemaker
1954Determine2:03Jockey: Ray York
1953Dark Star2:02Jockey: Hank Moreno
1952Hill Gail2:01 3/5Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
1951Count Turf2:02 3/5Jockey: Conn McCreary
1950Middleground2:01 3/5Jockey: William Boland
1949Ponder2:04 1/5Jockey: Steve Brooks
1948Citation2:05 2/5Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
1947Jet Pilot2:06 4/5Jockey: Eric Guerin
1946Assault2:06 3/5Jockey: Warren Mehrtens
1945Hoop Jr2:07Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
1944Pensive2:04 1/5Jockey: Conn McCreary
1943Count Fleet2:04Jockey: John Longden
1942Shut Out2:04 2/5Jockey: Wayne Wright
1941Whirlaway2:01 2/5Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
1940Gallahadion2:05Jockey: Carroll Bierman
1939Johnstown2:03 3/5Jockey: James Stout
1938Lawrin2:04 4/5Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
1937War Admiral2:03 1/5Jockey: Charles Kurtsinger
1936Bold Venture2:03 3/5Jockey: Ira Hanford
1935Omaha2:05Jockey: Willie Saunders
1934Cavalcade2:04Jockey: Mack Garner
1933Brokers Tip2:06 4/5Jockey: Don Meade
1932Burgoo King2:05 1/5Jockey: Eugene James
1931Twenty Grand2:01 4/5Jockey: Charles Kurtsinger
1930Gallant Fox2:07 3/5Jockey: Earl Sande
1929Clyde Van Dusen2:10 4/5Jockey: Linus McAtee
1928Reigh Count2:10 2/5Jockey: Chick Lang
1927Whiskery2:06Jockey: Linus McAtee
1926Bubbling Over2:03 3/5Jockey: Albert Johnson
1925Flying Ebony2:07 3/5Jockey: Earl Sande
1924Black Gold2:05 1/5Jockey: John Mooney
1923Zev2:05 2/5Jockey: Earl Sande
1922Morvich2:04 3/5Jockey: Albert Johnson
1921Behave Yourself2:04 1/5Jockey: Charles Thompson
1920Paul Jones2:09Jockey: Ted Rice
1919Sir Barton2:09 4/5Jockey: Johnny Loftus
1918Exterminator2:10 4/5Jockey: William Knapp
1917Omar Khayyam2:04 3/5Jockey: Charles Borel
1916George Smith2:04Jockey: Johnny Loftus
1915Regret2:05 2/5Jockey: Joe Notter
1914Old Rosebud2:03 2/5Jockey: John McCabe
1913Donerail2:04 4/5Jockey: Roscoe Goose
1912Worth2:09 2/5Jockey: Carroll H Schilling
1911Meridian2:05Jockey: George Archibald
1910Donau2:06 2/5Jockey: Fred Herbert
1909Wintergreen2:08 1/5Jockey: Vincent Powers
1908Stone Street2:15 1/5Jockey: Arthur Pickens
1907Pink Star2:12 3/5Jockey: Andy Minder
1906Sir Huon2:08 1/5Jockey: Roscoe Troxler
1905Agile2:10 3/4Jockey: Jack Martin
1904Elwood2:08Jockey: Frankie Prior
1903Judge Himes2:09Jockey: Hal Booker
1902Alan-a-Dale2:08 3/4Jockey: Jimmy Winkfield
1901His Eminence2:07 3/4Jockey: Jimmy Winkfield
1900Lieut. Gibson2:06 1/4Jockey: Jimmy Boland
1899Manuel2:12Jockey: Fred Taral
1898Plaudit2:09Jockey: Willie Simms
1897Typhoon II2:12 1/2Jockey: Buttons Garner
1896Ben Brush2:07 1/4Jockey: Willie Simms
1895Halma2:37 1/2Jockey: Soup Perkins
1894Chant2:41Jockey: Frank Goodale
1893Lookout2:39 1/4Jockey: Eddie Kunze
1892Azra2:41 1/2Jockey: Alonzo Clayton
1891Kingman2:52 1/4Jockey: Isaac Murphy
1890Riley2:45Jockey: Isaac Murphy
1889Spokane2:34 1/2Jockey: Thomas Kiley
1888MacBeth II2:38 1/4Jockey: George Covington
1887Montrose2:39 1/4Jockey: Isaac Lewis
1886Ben Ali2:36 1/2Jockey: Paul Duffy
1885Joe Cotton2:37 1/4Jockey: Erskine Henderson
1884Buchanan2:40 1/4Jockey: Isaac Murphy
1883Leonatus2:43Jockey: Billy Donohue
1882Apollo2:40 1/4Jockey: Babe Hurd
1881Hindoo2:40Jockey: Jimmy McLaughin
1880Fonso2:37 1/2Jockey: George Lewis
1879Lord Murphy2:37Jockey: Charlie Shauer
1878Day Star2:37 1/4Jockey: Jimmie Carter
1877Baden-Baden2:38Jockey: William Walker
1876Vagrant2:38 1/4Jockey: Bobby Swim
1875Aristides2:37 3/4Jockey: Oliver Lewis