2015 KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER
American Pharoah - 2015 Kentucky Derby Winner
On May 2,
2014 KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER
California Chrome - 2014 Kentucky Derby Winner
California Chrome became the first California-bred horse to win the Derby since Decidedly in 1962. For jockey Victor Espinoza, it was his second Kentucky Derby win, his first coming in 2002 when he rode War Emblem to victory.
The race was broadcast in the United States on the NBC television network. The attendance for the race was 164,906, the second-largest after the 2012 race with 165,307 spectators.
2013 KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER
Orb - 2013 Kentucky Derby Winner
The favorite, Orb, won a purse of $1.4 million with a final time of 2:02.89, with Golden Soul finishing second and Revolutionary placing third. The win gave Hall of Fame trainer and native Kentuckian Shug McGaughey his first career Kentucky Derby victory.
For the first time, the colts making the field in the Kentucky Derby qualified under a new points system. In years past, colts qualified based on graded stakes earnings.