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Kentucky Derby - Historical Events
Date Event
1875-05-17

1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75

1876-05-15

2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25

1877-05-22

3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38

1878-05-21

4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25

1879-05-20

5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37

1880-05-18

6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37.5

1881-05-17

7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40

1882-05-16

8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00

1883-05-23

9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43

1884-05-16

10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25

1885-05-14

11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25

1886-05-14

12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50

1887-05-11

13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25

1888-05-14

14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00

1889-05-09

15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50

1890-05-14

16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45

1891-05-13

17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25

1892-05-11

18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½

1893-05-10

19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25

1894-05-15

20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41

1895-05-06

21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50

1896-05-06

22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75

1897-05-04

23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12.5

1898-05-04

24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09

1899-05-04

25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12

1900-05-03

26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25

1901-04-29

27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75

1902-05-03

28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75

1903-05-02

29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09

1904-05-02

30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50

1905-05-10

31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75

1906-05-02

32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8

1907-05-06

33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6

1908-05-05

34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2

1909-05-03

35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2

1910-05-10

36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4

1911-05-13

37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05

1912-05-11

38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4

1913-05-10

39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8

1914-05-09

40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4

1915-05-08

41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4

1916-05-13

42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04

1917-05-12

43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6

1918-05-11

44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8

1919-05-10

45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8

1920-05-08

46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09

1921-05-07

47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2

1922-05-13

48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6

1923-05-19

49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4

1924-05-17

50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2

1925-05-16

51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6

1926-05-15

52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8

1927-05-14

53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06

1928-05-19

54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4

1929-05-18

55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8

1930-05-17

56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6

1931-05-16

57th Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on Twenty Grand wins 2:01.8

1932-05-07

58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2

1933-05-06

59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8

1934-05-05

60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04

1935-05-04

61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05

1936-05-02

62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6

1937-05-08

63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2

1938-05-07

64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8

1939-05-06

65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4

1940-05-04

66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05

1941-05-03

67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4

1942-05-02

68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4

1943-05-01

69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04

1944-05-06

70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2

1945-06-09

71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr wins in 2:07

1946-05-04

72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6

1947-05-03

73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8

1948-05-01

74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4

1949-05-07

75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2

1950-05-06

76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6

1951-05-05

77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6

1952-05-03

78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6

1953-05-02

79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02

1954-05-01

80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03

1955-05-07

81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8

1956-05-05

82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4

1957-05-04

83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2

1958-05-03

84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05

1959-05-02

85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2

1960-05-07

86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4

1961-05-06

87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04

1962-05-05

88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4

1963-05-04

89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8

1964-05-02

90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

1965-05-01

91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2

1966-05-07

92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02

1967-05-06

93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6

1968-05-04

94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins

1969-05-03

95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8

1970-05-02

1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)

1970-05-02

96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4

1971-05-01

97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2

1972-04-28

Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race

1972-05-06

98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8

1973-05-05

99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4

1974-05-04

100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04

1975-05-03

101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02

1976-05-01

102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6

1977-05-07

103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2

1978-05-06

104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2

1979-05-05

105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4

1980-05-03

106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02

1981-05-02

107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02

1982-05-01

108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4

1983-05-07

109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2

1984-05-05

110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4

1985-05-04

111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2

1986-05-03

112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8

1987-05-02

113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4

1988-05-07

114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2

1989-05-06

115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05

1990-05-05

116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02

1991-05-04

117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03

1991-07-11

Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy

1992-05-02

118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03

1993-05-01

119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4

1994-05-07

120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6

1995-05-06

121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2

1996-05-04

122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01

1997-05-03

123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3

1998-05-02

124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.20

1999-05-01

125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Charismatic wins in 2:03.29

2000-05-06

126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12

2001-05-05

127th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monarchos wins in 1:59.97

2002-05-04

128th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 2:01.13

2003-05-03

129th Kentucky Derby: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 2:01.19

2004-05-01

130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliot aboard Smarty Jones wins in 2:04.06

2006-05-06

132nd Kentucky Derby: Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins in 2:01.36

2007-05-05

133rd Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17

2008-05-03

134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82

2009-05-02

135th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Mine That Bird wins in 2:02.66

2010-05-01

136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45

2011-05-07

137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04

2012-05-05

138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83

2013-05-04

139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89

2014-05-03

California Chrome ridden by Victor Espinoza wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby

2015-05-02

141st [Kentucky Derby]: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:03.02

2016-05-05

Nyquist Draws No. 13 Post as Early 3-1 Kentucky Derby Fav

2016-05-08

Unbeaten Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

2017-05-07

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby on sloppy track

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Kentucky Derby - Birthdays
Date Event
1859-12-12

Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)

1924-05-12

Bob Lewis, The Kentucky Derby

1935-9-02

D. Wayne Lukas, The Kentucky Derby

1948-12-28

Jorge Velasquez, jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)

1961-05-01

Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)

1979-05-22

Bobby Trendy, Derby Daze/Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby - Deaths
Date Event
1968-08-20

Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69

1984-06-17

Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies

2006-02-17

Bob Lewis, The Kentucky Derby

2018-03-20

Tabor's 1995 Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch dies aged 26


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