Where all 19 of the living Kentucky Derby winners are now


2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Humorous Cide exits after the Corridor of Champions present with equine employee Paul Kaywood on the Kentucky Horse Park on April 16.

Some are abroad and regarded prized stallions for the following era of horse racing. Others have retired to a quieter life on the farm. One remains to be competing on the racetrack, and greater than half reside in Kentucky.

In all, there are 19 residing winners of the Kentucky Derby, a gaggle that may welcome a brand new member when the roses are handed over Saturday night.

Right here’s a take a look at the present whereabouts of every of these Derby champions.


Birthdate: March 18, 2018.

Standing: Nonetheless in coaching.

Certainly one of two horses on this checklist that didn’t cross the Kentucky Derby end line first, Mandaloun was named the winner of final 12 months’s race following the disqualification of Medina Spirit, who failed a drug take a look at after the race. Mandaloun, a son of Into Mischief and educated by Louisville native Brad Cox, went on to win the Grade 1 Haskell final summer season, returned to the observe in January with a victory within the Grade 3 Louisiana Stakes at Honest Grounds, however then completed ninth within the profitable Saudi Cup in February. He was a risk to run on this 12 months’s Derby Day card — within the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes — earlier than journey issues delayed his return from Saudi Arabia, so it’s now unclear when and the place Mandaloun’s subsequent begin can be. His Derby rival, Medina Spirit, tragically died in December following a exercise at Santa Anita Park.


Birthdate: Might 5, 2017.

Standing: Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, Ky.

Genuine was the winner of the distinctive 2020 Kentucky Derby, which was run in September at an almost empty Churchill Downs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Skilled by Bob Baffert, he went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Basic at Keeneland later that 12 months, ending his profession with six victories and two runner-up finishes in eight races. Genuine now stands stud at $70,000 at Spendthrift Farm, the place his father, Into Mischief, is the star stallion (with a whopping $250,000 stud payment this season).

Nation Home

Birthdate: Might 8, 2016.

Standing: Darby Dan Farm, Lexington, Ky.

Nation Home was elevated to first place within the 2019 Kentucky Derby — at 65-1 odds, the second-biggest long-shot winner within the race’s historical past — following the disqualification of Most Safety. The son of Lookin At Fortunate missed the Preakness because of a virus and in the end by no means raced once more following a collection of illnesses, together with laminitis. Nation Home was formally retired the next February and is now at Darby Dan Farm with a $7,500 stud payment for this 12 months.


Birthdate: March 28, 2015.

Standing: Ashford Stud, Versailles, Ky.

Justify received the 2018 Kentucky Derby in simply his fourth profession begin and went on to win the Triple Crown later that 12 months. He was retired after the Belmont Stakes and is the one Triple Crown winner to have an undefeated report in his racing profession. Justify — a son of Scat Daddy — has a $100,000 stud payment this 12 months at Ashford Stud in Woodford County. His first offspring was born Jan. 3, 2020, and his first crop of foals can be 3-year-olds (and, thus, Derby-eligible) in 2023.

Triple Crown winner Justify in his stall at Ashford Stud in Versailles. Carlos Ramos

At all times Dreaming

Birthdate: Feb. 25, 2014.

Standing: WinStar Farm, Versailles, Ky.

At all times Dreaming received the Kentucky Derby in 2017 — for his fourth consecutive victory — however it ended up because the final win of his profession, which concluded with a fifth-place end within the Alysheba Stakes on Derby Day 2018. The son of Bodemeister was retired after that race and has been at WinStar Farm ever since. He’s standing for a $12,500 stud payment this 12 months. His first offspring was born Jan. 6, 2020, and — like Justify — his first crop of foals can be Derby-eligible subsequent 12 months.


Birthdate: March 10, 2013.

Standing: Darley, Lexington, Ky.

Nyquist was simply the seventh undefeated horse to win the Kentucky Derby within the earlier 100 years when he completed first within the 2016 race. He completed third within the Preakness and by no means received once more, beginning two extra occasions earlier than being retired forward of the Breeders’ Cup Basic later that 12 months. The son of Uncle Mo is standing stud for $55,000 at Darley, and he has already produced a number of graded stakes winners, together with 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies champ Vequist.

American Pharoah

Birthdate: Feb. 2, 2012.

Standing: Ashford Stud, Versailles, Ky.

American Pharoah received the 2015 Kentucky Derby, later turning into the primary Triple Crown champion in 37 years and ending his profession with a victory within the Breeders’ Cup Basic at Keeneland. The son of Pioneerof the Nile moved to Ashford Stud in Woodford County two days after his Breeders’ Cup victory and had an preliminary stud payment of $200,000 in 2016. That payment is now $80,000 for the present season. American Pharoah has but to have a Kentucky Derby starter, although Forbidden Kingdom was a high contender on the path earlier this 12 months. Pharoah was named to the Racing Corridor of Fame final 12 months, and he’s one in all solely two residing Kentucky Derby winners with that honor.

American Pharoah is led to the observe earlier than the Breeders’ Cup Basic, the ultimate race of his profession, at Keeneland on Oct. 31, 2015. Jonathan Palmer and David Coyle

California Chrome

Birthdate: Feb. 18, 2011.

Standing: Arrow Stud, Hokkaido, Japan.

The primary California-bred to win the Kentucky Derby in additional than 50 years, California Chrome received the 2014 race as the favourite and went on to a profitable profession that included seven Grade 1 victories and American Horse of the 12 months honors in 2014 and 2016. The son of Fortunate Pulpit began his stud profession at Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County, and his first offspring was born in January 2018. In 2019, a deal was made that despatched California Chrome to face stud in Japan, although he’ll return to the USA and reside in retirement at Taylor Made when his stallion profession is completed. His present stud payment is $35,000.


Birthdate: Feb. 24, 2010.

Standing: Haras Cuatro Piedras, Uruguay.

Orb received the 2013 Kentucky Derby for his fifth consecutive victory, although he completed fourth subsequent day trip within the Preakness and by no means received once more earlier than being retired later that 12 months. The son of Malibu Moon started his stallion profession at Claiborne Farm in Bourbon County — the place he had been born and raised — and was bought to a gaggle of Uruguayan breeders final 12 months. The 12-year-old horse is presently standing stud at Haras Cuatro Piedras in Progreso, Uruguay.

I’ll Have One other

Birthdate: April 1, 2009.

Standing: Ocean Breeze Ranch, Bonsall, Calif.

I’ll Have One other received the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2012 however was scratched earlier than the Belmont Stakes and in the end retired earlier than working one other race. The son of Flower Alley was bought after his racing profession and commenced his time as a stallion in Japan earlier than ultimately returning to the USA for the 2019 breeding season. I’ll Have One other was reacquired by his former homeowners — Paul and Zillah Reddam — in 2020 so he might stay in California, the place he’s standing stud for $10,000 this 12 months.

Animal Kingdom

Birthdate: March 20, 2008.

Standing: Jbba Shizunai Stallion Station, Hokkaido, Japan.

The long-shot winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, Animal Kingdom raced till his 5-year-old season and received the Dubai World Cup at that age. The son of the Brazilian-bred Leroidesanimaux started his stallion profession later in 2013 in Australia and has spent a lot of his post-racing profession at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington. Animal Kingdom began a stallion run in Japan in 2020 and remains to be residing there, now 14 years outdated.

Tremendous Saver

Birthdate: March 18, 2007.

Standing: Turkish Jockey Membership Izmit Stallion Advanced, Izmit, Turkey.

Tremendous Saver received the 2010 Kentucky Derby as a homebred for WinStar Farm in Woodford County and began his stallion profession there the next 12 months. The son of Maria’s Mon was acquired by the Turkish Jockey Membership in 2019 and is presently residing there, with a stud payment of $13,000 for this 12 months. The deal that despatched Tremendous Saver to Turkey has a provision that he’ll return to the USA for retirement when his time as a stallion has concluded. Certainly one of his high progeny was the fan favourite and champion sprinter Runhappy, who’s the sire of Blue Grass Stakes runner-up Smile Completely happy, a contender on this 12 months’s Kentucky Derby.

Mine That Chicken

Birthdate: Might 10, 2006.

Standing: Retired, HV Ranch close to Lone Oak, Texas.

The newest gelding to win the race, Mine That Chicken offered one of many largest shockers in Kentucky Derby historical past, claiming the roses at 50-1 odds in 2009 and turning into the longest shot to win since Donerail in 1913. The son of Birdstone raced 9 extra occasions however by no means received once more, although he did end second within the Preakness and third within the Belmont Stakes. When his racing profession ended, Mine That Chicken settled into retirement at co-owner Mark Allen’s Double Eagle Ranch in Roswell, N.M., the place he drew vacationers for practically a decade earlier than Allen bought the ranch in 2020. The previous Derby champ is now working as a pony to racehorses at HV Ranch in Texas, the place Allen is helping coach Rosa Ramirez. “He’s a reasonably good pony however he nonetheless needs to race them moreover pony them,” Allen advised Blood-Horse final month. “So actually, I simply trip him round and let him see the horses. He loves seeing all the pieces that’s happening. He’s so sensible; I like that horse.”

Mine that Chicken took a stroll within the Keeneland paddock on a day that the forged of the film “50 to 1” visited the observe, April 18, 2014. Mark Cornelison Herald-Chief file picture

Huge Brown

Birthdate: April 10, 2005.

Standing: Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions, Stillwater, N.Y.

The dominant winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby received the Preakness earlier than failing to complete within the Belmont Stakes — the one lack of his eight-race profession — and retiring later that 12 months. The son of Boundary started his stallion profession in 2009 at Three Chimneys Farm in Woodford County with a stud payment of $65,000, and he was moved to New York in 2015. His present stud payment is $5,000, and he’s residing about seven miles from Saratoga Race Course, the location of his first profession race. Certainly one of Huge Brown’s high progeny was Dortmund, who completed third to American Pharoah within the 2015 Kentucky Derby.

Avenue Sense

Birthdate: Feb. 23, 2004.

Standing: Darley, Lexington, Ky

Avenue Sense was the 2-year-old champion in 2006 and the Kentucky Derby winner in 2007 earlier than being retired on the finish of his 3-year-old marketing campaign. The son of Avenue Cry was bought to Darley Stud whereas nonetheless in coaching and stays a sought-after stallion at 18 years outdated. His present stud payment is $75,000, and he has sired 12 Grade 1 winners.


Birthdate: Feb. 16, 2002.

Standing: Oakhurst Equine Veterinary Companies, Newberg, Ore.

Giacomo received the 2005 Kentucky Derby at 50-1 odds and retired on the finish of 2016 with three victories in 16 profession races. The son of the good Holy Bull initially stood at stud at Adena Springs in Woodford County — the operation later moved to Bourbon County — with an preliminary payment of $12,500 and stays a stallion immediately, although he has since moved to the Pacific Northwest and now has a stud payment of $2,500. Giacomo lived on the identical Oregon farm as 1996 Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone, who handed away at age 29 earlier this 12 months.

Smarty Jones

Birthdate: Feb. 28, 2001.

Standing: Equistar Coaching and Breeding, Annville, Pa.

Smarty Jones was undefeated when he received the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2004 earlier than getting caught within the stretch and ending second within the Belmont Stakes, the ultimate race of his profession. The son of Elusive High quality was simply the second Pennsylvania-bred to win the Derby, and he began his stallion profession at Three Chimneys Farm in Woodford County. Smarty Jones went again to Pennsylvania after a number of years at Three Chimneys, returned to Kentucky to face stud at Calumet Farm, spent a while in Uruguay, and has now returned to his house state, the place he has a present stud payment of $3,500 and lives close to Hershey, Pa.

Smarty Jones went for a run after being turned free in his paddock at Three Chimneys Farm close to Halfway on the morning of Might, 28, 2008. He now lives in Pennsylvania. Charles Bertram Herald-Chief file picture

Humorous Cide

Birthdate: April 20, 2000.

Standing: Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.

Humorous Cide received the Kentucky Derby in 2003, turning into the primary gelding to win the race in 74 years. The son of Distorted Humor stays the one New York-bred to win the Derby, and he in the end retired at age 7 with a report of 11 victories in 38 profession races. Humorous Cide’s underdog story vaulted him to fan-favorite standing, and he received the Preakness earlier than falling wanting the Triple Crown with a third-place end within the Belmont Stakes on the observe the place he had received the primary three races of his profession. After retiring, he served as a secure pony for his coach, Barclay Tagg, and in 2008 he moved to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, the place he stays a fan favourite and well-liked attraction.

Fusaichi Pegasus

Birthdate: April 12, 1997.

Standing: Retired, Ashford Stud, Versailles, Ky.

Fusaichi Pegasus received the 2000 Kentucky Derby because the 2-1 favourite, completed second to Purple Bullet within the Preakness and ended his profession with a sixth-place end within the Breeders’ Cup Basic at Churchill Downs later that 12 months. The son of main stallion Mr. Prospector was bought as a yearling at Keeneland for $4 million by Japanese businessman Fusao Sekiguchi and bought to Coolmore for a reported $70 million — the very best value ever for a racehorse — after his Derby victory. Fusaichi Pegasus cut up time between Ashford Stud in Woodford County and Coolmore’s breeding operation in Australia for the primary decade of his stallion profession. He was retired in 2020 at age 23 and stays at Ashford Stud. He was the sire of champion Thoroughbreds in a number of totally different nations.

Silver Appeal

Birthdate: Feb. 22, 1994.

Standing: Retired, Previous Mates, Georgetown, Ky.

Silver Appeal was the primary Kentucky Derby winner for coach Bob Baffert, and he practically received the Triple Crown in 1997, shedding the Belmont Stakes to Contact Gold by lower than 1 size. The son of Silver Buck had 12 victories and 7 second-place finishes in 24 profession begins, racing till he was 5 years outdated. Certainly one of six Florida-breds to win the Kentucky Derby, he began his stud profession at Three Chimneys Farm in Woodford County and was bought by the Japanese Breeders Affiliation in 2004, starting a run as a stallion in Japan shortly thereafter. He returned to the USA upon his retirement in 2014 and has lived at Previous Mates in Georgetown ever since. Silver Appeal is now 28 years outdated and the eldest surviving Kentucky Derby winner following the deaths of Go For Gin and Grindstone earlier this 12 months. He was named to the Racing Corridor of Fame in 2007.

1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Appeal grazes in a pasture at Previous Mates Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown on April 16. Silas Walker

This story was initially revealed Might 2, 2022 3:00 AM.

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