Did You Know? Kentucky Derby Trivia

So, in addition to making sure you know all you need to know about the field of horses from our 2024 Kentucky Derby Field Preview & Poll, we’re also here to ensure you will have plenty of fun facts to offer up at your Derby party. After all, what good is a horse person without some solid horse trivia?

How many fillies have won the Kentucky Derby?
Regret in 1913
Genuine Risk in 1980
Winning Colors in 1988

How many Triple Crown winners are there?

Who was the most recent Triple Crown winner?
Justify in 2018, breaking “The Curse of Apollo”

Who holds the track record for the Kentucky Derby?
Secretariat in 1973 with a time of 1:59. He was one of only two horses to run it under two minutes.

Who ran it the slowest?
Stone Street in 1908 with a time of 2:15

There are 20 post positions in the Kentucky Derby. Which has never produced a winner?
Post position #17

Which has produced the most winners?
Post position #5

How long is the Kentucky Derby?
One and a quarter miles

What is the flower of the Kentucky Derby?

What is the drink of the Kentucky Derby?
Mint Julep

How old are the horses running in the Kentucky Derby?
Three years old

When is the Kentucky Derby run every year?
The first Saturday in May (except in 2020, when it was run in September due to Covid)

What track hosts the Kentucky Derby?
Churchill Downs

How much does the winner of the Kentucky Derby receive?

The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown. What are the other two?
Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes

How long is a furlong?
⅛ mile

How many grey horses have won the Kentucky Derby?
Determine in 1954
Decidedly in 1962
Spectacular Bid in 1979
Gato Del Sol in 1982
Winning Colors in 1988
Silver Charm in 1997
Monarchos in 2001
Giacomo in 2005

What are the longest odds a horse has won the Kentucky Derby with?
91-1, Donerail in 1913
80-1, Rich Strike in 2022

What is the highest sale price of a contender in the 2024 Kentucky Derby?
Sierra Leone was purchased for 2.3 million as a yearling

What is the lowest sale price of a contender in the 2024 Kentucky Derby?
West Saratoga purchased for $11 000 as a yearling

On average how many Thoroughbreds are born yearly?

Now you know! What other interesting trivia about the race do you know? Let us know in the Facebook comments!