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Kentucky Derby Racing

Kentucky Derby Racing




Race information

  • Distance: 1 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m)
  • Record: 1:59 2⁄5 secs, Secretariat (1973)
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Track: Left-handed
  • Qualification: 3-year-old

Latest Winners

  • 2016: Nyquist
  • 2015: American Pharoah
  • 2014: California Chrome
  • 2013: Orb
  • 2012: I’ll Have Another
  • 2011: Animal Kingdom
  • 2010: Super Saver
  • 2009: Mine That Bird
  • 2008: Big Brown

Race Facts (Since 1976):

  • Fastest Time: 1:59:97
  • Largest Winning Margin: 6 3/4 lengths
  • Highest Winning: 127
  • Most wins by a jockey

    5 – Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952)
    5 – Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)
  • Most wins by a trainer

    6 – Ben A. Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)
  • Most wins by an owner

    8 – Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)
  • Stakes record

    1:59.40 – Secretariat (1973)
  • Record Victory Margin

    8 lengths – Assault (1946)
    8 lengths – Whirlaway (1941)
  • Longest shot to win the Derby

    91 to 1 – Donerail (1913)