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- 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
Kentucky Derby News, Odds, Betting Tips, & More
2020 Kentucky Derby Entries and Results, Payouts, Order of Finish
John R. Velazquez
Tiz the Law
Mr. Big News
W. Bret Calhoun
Honor A. P.
Mike E. Smith
John A. Shirreffs
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Steven M. Asmussen
Storm the Court
Julien R. Leparoux
Mark E. Casse
Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.
Chris A. Hartman
Gregory D. Foley
Patrick L. Biancone
Joseph Rocco, Jr.
Todd A. Pletcher
Dale L. Romans
William I. Mott
- $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
Video of the 2017 Kentucky Derby
Video of the 2016 Kentucky Derby
Video of the 2015 Kentucky Derby
Video of the 2014 Kentucky Derby
A Brief History of the Kentucky DerbyThe 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.
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Kentucky Derby Race Records
Fastest Time Recorded
Biggest Odds Winner
Most Wins by a Jockey
Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952) & Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)
Most Wins by a Trainer
Ben A Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)
Bob Baffert (1997, 1998, 2002, 2015, 2018, 2020)
Most Wins by an Owner
Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)
Biggest Win Margin
Assault (1946) & Whirlaway (1941)
Historical Race Results for the Kentucky DerbyWinners 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.
Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC, and Starlight Racing
Mrs. J.V. Shields, Jr., E. J. M. McFadden, Jr. and LNJ Foxwoods
Mike E. Smith
China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm
MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, et al.
J. Paul Reddam
Steve Coburn and Perry Martin
Claude McGaughey III
Stuart Janney and Phipps Stable
I'll Have Another
J. Paul Reddam
H. Graham Motion
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