TODAY'S PAPER
73° Good Evening
73° Good Evening
SportsHorseracing

Kentucky Derby wins by post position

Horse racing is one of the most physically demanding sports, for both the athletes and the animals. Jockeys use every muscle in their body and must make split-second decisions while moving at speeds of up to 40 mph. Current and former jockeys shared their desire for the world to realize that, even though they may not be household names, they are on par with any other professional athlete. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware, Jeffrey Basinger, Robert Cassidy)

The use of a starting gate at the Kentucky Derby began in 1930. Here’s a look at the Kentucky Derby winners based on post positions since then.

1 — 8 winners

Ferdinand (1986); Chateaugay (1963); Needles (1956); Hill Gail (1952); Citation (1948); Gallahadion (1940); Lawrin (1938); War Admiral (1937).

2 — 7 winners

Affirmed (1978); Bold Forbes (1976); Cannonade (1974); Dust Commander (1970); Tim Tam (1958); Pon der (1949) Assault (1946).

3 — 5 winners

Real Quiet (1998); Alysheba (1987) Spectacular Bid (1979); Foolish Pleasure (1975); Shut Out (1942).

4 — 5 winners

Super Saver (2010); Seattle Slew (1977); Decidedly (1962); Pensive (1944); Whirlaway (1941).

5 — 10 winners

Always Dreaming (2017), California Chrome (2014), Funny Cide (2003); War Emblem (2002); Silver Charm (1997); Strike the Gold (1991); Count Fleet (1943); Johnstown (1939); Bold Venture (1936); Twenty Grand (1931).

6 — 2 winners

Sea Hero (1993); Iron Liege (1957).

7 — 7 winners

Street Sense (2007); Pleasant Colony (1981); Proud Clarion (1967); Northern Dancer (1964); Determine (1954); Gallant Fox (1930); Justify (2018).

8 — 8 winners

Mine That Bird (2009); Barbaro (2006); Go for Gin (1994); Unbridled (1990); Majestic Prince (1969); Lucky Debonair (1965); Swaps (1955); Cavalcade (1934).

9 — 4 winners

Riva Ridge (1972); Venetian Way (1960); Tomy Lee (1959); Count Turf (1951).

10 — 9 winners

Giacomo (2005); Lil E. Tee (1992); Sunday Silence (1989); Spend a Buck (1985); Sunny’s Halo (1983); Genuine Risk (1980); Secretariat (1973); Dark Star (1953); Omaha (1935).

11 — 2 winners

Winning Colors (1988); Brokers Tip (1933).

12 — 3 winners

Canonero II (1971); Kauai King (1966); Hoop Jr. (1945)

13 — 5 winners

Nyquist (2016); Smarty Jones (2004); Forward Pass (1968); Jet Pilot (1947); Burgoo King (1932).

14 — 2 winners

Carry Back (1961); Middleground (1950).

15 — 3 winners

Fusaichi Pegasus (2000); Grindstone (1996); Swale (1984)

16 — 5 winners

Orb (2013), Animal Kingdom (2011); Monarchos (2001); Charismatic (1999); Thunder Gulch (1995).

17 — 0 winners

18 — 2 winners

American Pharoah (2015); Gato Del Sol (1982).

19 — 1 winner

I’ll Have Another (2012).

20 — 1 winner

Big Brown (2008).

21 — 0 winners

22 — 0 winners

23 — 0 winners

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports