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Bet on the 2021 Kentucky Derby

  • Location: Churchill Downs
  • Inaugural Race: 1875
  • Current Distance: 1 & 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt
  • Age Qualification: Three-year-olds
  • 2021 Purse: $3 million
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, May 1st

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2020 Kentucky Derby Entries and Results, Payouts, Order of Finish

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Authentic
John R. Velazquez
Bob Baffert
$18.80
$6.00
$5.00
17
Tiz the Law
Manuel Franco
Barclay Tagg
$3.40
$3.20
9
Mr. Big News
Gabriel Saez
W. Bret Calhoun
$16.80
16
Honor A. P.
Mike E. Smith
John A. Shirreffs
2
Max Player
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Steven M. Asmussen
4
Storm the Court
Julien R. Leparoux
Peter Eurton
3
Enforceable
Adam Beschizza
Mark E. Casse
15
Ny Traffic
Paco Lopez
Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.
11
Necker Island
Miguel Mena
Chris A. Hartman
5
Major Fed
James Graham
Gregory D. Foley
12
Sole Volante
Luca Panici
Patrick L. Biancone
14
Winning Impression
Joseph Rocco, Jr.
Dallas Stewart
7
Money Moves
Javier Castellano
Todd A. Pletcher
13
Attachment Rate
Joseph Talamo
Dale L. Romans
8
South Bend
Tyler Gaffalione
William I. Mott

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (18-17) $41.00
  • $2 Trifecta (18-17-9) $2,623.60
  • $2 Superfecta (18-17-9-16) $15,851.60

Video of Past Kentucky Derby Races

Video of the 2020 Kentucky Derby

Watch the 2020 Derby, as Authentic shocked the world by dominating the field and crushing the Triple Crown hopes for Belmont Stakes winner and heavy favorite Tiz The Law. With Authentic's win, trainer Bob Baffert earned his sixth Kentucky Derby Victory, tying the record set by Hall of Fame Trainer Ben A. Jones. 

Video of the 2019 Kentucky Derby

Watch the 2019 Derby, as Country House claimed a thrilling and controversial victory after the initial winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified following a lengthy post-race review. Going off at 65-1 odds, Country House was the second-biggest longshot to ever win the Kentucky Derby.

 

Video of the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Watch the 2018 Derby, as Justify out-classed the field on a wet track, finishing ahead of Good Magic, Audible, and Instilled Regard in the 2-3-4 positions. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith rode Justify, who became the first colt in 136 years to win the Derby after not racing as a 2-year-old.

 

Video of the 2017 Kentucky Derby

Watch the 2017 Derby, as Always Dreaming, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, was able to pull ahead of Lookin at Lee in the slop, to win the 143rd Kentucky Derby. The Battle of Midway finished third.

 

Video of the 2016 Kentucky Derby

Check out the results of the 2016 Kentucky Derby, where jockey Victor Espinoza rode the Nyquist to victory over Exaggerator in the 142nd running of the race!

 

Video of the 2015 Kentucky Derby

Watch the 2015 Kentucky Derby, where Victor Espinoza rode his second consecutive Derby winner as American Pharoah swoops to defeat Firing Line and Dortmund!

 

Video of the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Check out the results of the 2014 Kentucky Derby, where jockey Victor Espinoza rode the 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome to victory, securing his shot at the Triple Crown!


A Brief History of the Kentucky Derby

The most famous horse race in the world is the most thrilling two minutes in sport.  It takes place on the first Saturday in May at the historic Churchill Downs racecourse in Louisville, Kentucky and regularly attended by more than 150,000 people. The record attendance was 165,307 in 2012, and in 2014 164,906 watched California Chrome win "the run for the roses".

The inaugural Kentucky Derby took place in 1875 after Col. Meriweather Lewis Clark, Jr had visited England three years earlier and witnessed the Epsom Derby, a famous race which had been run since 1780 on the outskirts of London. The Kentucky Derby was originally raced over the same distance of 1 & 1/2 miles as the Epsom Derby (it was changed to its current distance of 1 & 1/4 miles in 1896. An estimated crowd of 10,000 watched the colt Aristides crowned winner of the first running of the race at the newly constructed Churchill Downs racecourse.

The first live radio broadcast of the Kentucky Derby was in 1925, and it wasn't until 1949 that the first television coverage of the race happened. In 2016 the race will be covered live by NBC with real-time payouts and results from horse racing's premier event available all day on BetAmerica.com.

The race is so popular that in the preceding two weeks leading up to the running, the city of Louisville holds the Kentucky Derby Festival, Kentucky’s largest single annual event. The Kentucky Derby Festival is comprised of several events, including Thunder Over Louisville (the biggest annual fireworks display in North America), the Great Balloon Race, the Pegasus Parade (one the countries largest), and The Great Steamboat Race.

Entries into the Kentucky Derby include some of the most famous racehorses to ever compete. Notable entries into the race include Regret, Sir Burton, Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Citation, Northern Dancer, Seattle Slew, War Emblem, and California Chrome.

Visit our Derby Trivia page for more insights into the most famous race in the world, including detailed facts about entries, records, and winners.

BetAmerica is a licensed supplier of online betting on the Kentucky Derby.  You can bet on the Kentucky Derby legally online at BetAmerica with a regulated U.S. based website where your deposits are safe and your winnings are guaranteed.  All bets are placed directly into the official Churchill Downs betting pools and all winnings are paid at full track odds.


Kentucky Derby Race Records

Fastest Time Recorded

1.59.40
Secretariat- 1973

Biggest Odds Winner

91-1
Donerail- 1913

Most Wins by a Jockey

5
Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952) & Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)

Most Wins by a Trainer

6
Ben A Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)

Bob Baffert (1997, 1998, 2002, 2015, 2018, 2020)

Most Wins by an Owner

8
Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)

Biggest Win Margin

8 lengths
Assault (1946) & Whirlaway (1941)



Historical Race Results for the Kentucky Derby

Winners of the Kentucky Derby are immediately cemented in horse racing history. In the table below, view a record of the winning horses,  jockeys and trainers for the Kentucky Derby.
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Authentic
John Velazquez
Bob Baffert
Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC, and Starlight Racing
2:00.61
2019
Country House
Flavien Prat
Bill Mott
Mrs. J.V. Shields, Jr., E. J. M. McFadden, Jr. and LNJ Foxwoods
2:03.93
2018
Justify
Mike E. Smith
Bob Baffert
China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm
2:04.20
2017
Always Dreaming
John Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, et al.
2:03.59
2016
Nyquist
Mario Gutierrez
Doug O'Neill
J. Paul Reddam
2:01.31
2015
American Pharoah
Victor Espinoza
Bob Baffert
Ahmed Zayat
02:03.2
2014
California Chrome
Victor Espinoza
Art Sherman
Steve Coburn and Perry Martin
02:03.7
2013
Orb
Joel Rosario
Claude McGaughey III
Stuart Janney and Phipps Stable
02:02.9
2012
I'll Have Another
Mario Gutierrez
Doug O'Neill
J. Paul Reddam
02:01.8
2011
Animal Kingdom
John Velazquez
H. Graham Motion
Team Valor
02:02.0

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