Kentucky Derby Remix, Part 2: 1970-1989

With three Triple Crown winners in the ’70s (Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed) and several dramatic finishes in the ’80s, this was an exciting time for American racing.

Top: Churchill Downs in 1976. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

1989: Sunday Silence

1988: Winning Colors

1987: Alysheba

1986: Ferdinand

1985: Spend a Buck

1984: Swale

1983: Sunny’s Halo

1982: Gato Del Sol

1981: Pleasant Colony

1980: Genuine Risk

1979: Spectacular Bid

1978: Affirmed

1977: Seattle Slew

1976: Bold Forbes

1975: Foolish Pleasure

1974: Cannonade

1973: Secretariat

1972: Riva Ridge

1971: Canonero II

1970: Dust Commander

Go Racing.

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