Kentucky Derby Winners

by Alan Karre Jr

The fastest horse to ever win the kentucky derby was set in 1973 at 1 minute 59 seconds by triple crown winner Secretariat. The average winning time in the kentucky derby over the past 135 years is quite higher however at apx 2 minutes 11 seconds. The reason there is such a time discrepancy between the fastest time and the average time is because in the late 1800’s the winning horses had racing times barley under the 3 minute mark which was do to less training and lower caliber of horses. Another interesting note happened in 2010 when jockey Calvin Borel set a kentucky derby record as the first and only jockey to win 3 out of 4 consecutive kentucky derby races. This isn’t the best however when it comes to having the most wins for this race. Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack each have won a total of five Kentucky Derbys.

Below is a table which includes the history of all the kentucky winners back to 1875, including is the winning time, position, and yearly horse odds for each kentucky derby winner.

YearKentucky Derby WinnerStarting Pole PositionWinning TimeHorse Odds
2012I'll Have Another192:01.8315/1
2011Animal Kingdom162:04.458/1
2010Super Saver42:04.4521/1
2009Mine That Bird82:02.6651/1
2008Big Brown202:01.822/1
2007Street Sense72:02.175/1
2006Barbaro82:01.366/1
2005Giacomo102:02.7550/1
2004Smarty Jones132:04.064/1
2003Funny Cide52:01.1913/1
2002War Emblem52:01.1321/1
2001Monarchos161:59.9711/1
2000Fusaichi Pegasus152:01.122/1
1999Charismatic162:03.2931/1
1998Real Quiet32:02.388/1
1997Silver Charm52:02.444/1
1996Grindstone152:01.066/1
1995Thunder Gulch162:01.2725/1
1994Go for Gin82:03.729/1
1993Sea Hero62:02.4213/1
1992Lil E. Tee102:03.0417/1
1991Strike the Gold52:03.085/1
1990Unbridled82:02.0011/1
1989Sunday Silence102:05.003/1
1988Winning Colors12:02.203/1
1987Alysheba32:03.408/1
1986Ferdinand12:02.8018/1
1985Spend a Buck102:00.204/1
1984Swale152:02.403/1
1983Sunny's Halo102:02.203/1
1982Gato Del Sol182:02.6021/1
1981Pleasant Colony72:02.004/1
1980Genuine Risk102:02.0013/1
1979Spectacular Bid32:02.401/1
1978Affirmed22:01.202/1
1977Seattle Slew42:02.201/1
1976Bold Forbes22:01.603/1
1975Foolish Pleasure32:02.202/1
1974Cannonade22:04.002/1
1973Secretariat101:59.402/1
1972Riva Ridge92:01.802/1
1971Canonero II122:03.209/1
1970Dust Commander22:03.4015/1
1969Majestic Prince82:01.801/1
1968Forward Pass132:02.202/1
1967Proud Clarion72:00.6030/1
1966Kauai King122:02.002/1
1965Lucky Debonair82:01.204/1
1964Northern Dancer72:00.003/1
1963Chateaugay12:01.809/1
1962Decidedly42:00.409/1
1961Carry Back142:04.003/1
1960Venetian Way92:02.406/1
1959Tomy Lee 92:02.204/1
1958Tim Tam22:05.002/1
1957Iron Liege62:02.208/1
1956Needles12:03.402/1
1955Swaps82:01.803/1
1954Determine72:03.004/1
1953Dark Star102:02.0025/1
1952Hill Gail12:01.601/1
1951Count Turf92:02.6015/1
1950Middle Ground142:01.608/1
1949Ponder22:04.2016/1
1948Citation12:05.403/5
1947Jet Pilot132:06.805/1
1946Assault22:06.608/1
1945Hoop Jr.122:07.004/1
1944Pensive42:04.207/1
1943Count Fleet52:04.003/5
1942Shut Out32:04.402/1
1941Whirlaway42:01.403/1
1940Gallahadion12:05.0035/1
1939Johnstown52:03.401/1
1938Lawrin12:04.809/1
1937War Admiral12:03.202/1
1936Bold Venture52:03.6021/1
1935Omaha102:05.004/1
1934Cavalcade82:04.002/1
1933Brokers Tip112:06.809/1
1932Burgoo King132:05.206/1
1931Twenty Grand52:01.801/1
1930Gallant Fox72:07.601/1
1929Clyde Van Dusen202:10.803/1
1928Reigh Count42:10.402/1
1927Whiskery72:06.002/1
1926Bubbling Over112:03.802/1
1925Flying Ebony62:07.603/1
1924Black Gold12:05.202/1
1923Zev102:05.4019/1
1922Morvich42:04.601/1
1921Behave Yourself92:04.209/1
1920Paul Jones22:09.0016/1
1919Sir Barton12:09.803/1
1918Exterminator52:10.8030/1
1917Omar Khayyam82:04.6013/1
1916George Smith82:04.004/1
1915Regret22:05.403/1
1914Old Rosebud62:03.401/1
1913Donerail52:04.8091/1
1912Worth52:09.401/1
1911Meridian52:05.003/1
1910Donau72:06.403/1
1909Wintergreen62:08.202/1
1908Stone Street42:15.2024/1
1907Pink Star62:12.6015/1
1906Sir Huon42:08.801/1
1905Agile12:10.801/9
1904Elwood32:08.5015/1
1903Judge Himes42:09.0010/1
1902Alan-a-Dale32:08.752/1
1901His Eminence12:07.753/1
1900Lieut. Gibson32:06.251/1
1899Manuel12:12.001/1
1898Plaudit32:09.003/1
1897Typhoon II12:12.503/1
1896Ben Brush42:07.751/1
1895Halma12:37.503/5
1894Chant22:41.001/1
1893Lookout22:39.251/1
1892Azra22:41.502/1
1891Kingman42:52.251/1
1890Riley52:45.004/1
1889Spokane32:34.506/1
1888Macbeth II62:38.256/1
1887Montrose32:39.2510/1
1886Ben Ali42:36.501/1
1885Joe Cotton82:37.251/1
1884Buchanan82:40.253/1
1883Leonatus22:43.001/1
1882Apollo82:40.2510/1
1881Hindoo22:40.001/1
1880Fonso12:37.501/1
1879Lord Murphy42:37.001/1
1878Day Star12:37.251/1
1877Baden Baden52:38.001/1
1876Vagrant42:38.251/1
1875Aristides12:37.751/1