Kentucky Derby: Key Prep Races

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Listed below are some prominent Kentucky Derby prep races and the results of eventual Derby winners who ran in them.

ARKANSAS DERBY (4)
 
 
2004
Smarty Jones
1st
1996
Grindstone
2nd
1992
Lil E. Tee
2nd
1983
Sunny's Halo
1st
BLUE GRASS (23)
 
 
2007
Street Sense
2nd
1995
Thunder Gulch
UNP
1993
Sea Hero
UNP
1991
Strike the Gold
1st
1990
Unbridled
3rd
1987
Alysheba
3rd*
1979
Spectacular Bid
1st
1972
Riva Ridge
1st
1970
Dust Commander
1st
1968
Forward Pass
1st
1967
Proud Clarion
2nd
1965
Lucky Debonair
1st
1964
Northern Dancer
1st
1963
Chateaugay
1st
1962
Decidedly
2nd
1959
Tomy Lee
1st
1942
Shut Out
1st
1941
Whirlaway
2nd
1926
Bubbling Over
1st
1921
Behave Yourself
2nd
1913
Donerail
2nd
1911
Meridian
2nd
1903
Judge Himes
3rd
FLAMINGO (13)
 
 
1979
Spectacular Bid
1st
1977
Seattle Slew
1st
1975
Foolish Pleasure
1st
1974
Cannonade
UNP
1968
Forward Pass
UNP
1964
Northern Dancer
1st
1961
Carry Back
1st
1958
Tim Tam
1st
1957
Iron Liege
3rd
1956
Needles
1st
1951
Count Turf
UNP
1948
Citation
1st
1938
Lawrin
1st
FLORIDA DERBY (21)
 
 
2008
Big Brown
1st
2006
Barbaro
1st
2001
Monarchos
1st
1995
Thunder Gulch
1st
1994
Go for Gin
UNP
1991
Strike the Gold
2nd
1990
Unbridled
1st
1984
Swale
1st
1981
Pleasant Colony
UNP
1979
Spectacular Bid
1st
1975
Foolish Pleasure
3rd
1974
Cannonade
2nd
1968
Forward Pass
1st
1966
Kauai King
UNP
1964
Northern Dancer
1st
1961
Carry Back
1st
1960
Venetian Way
2nd
1958
Tim Tam
1st
1957
Iron Liege
3rd
1956
Needles
1st
1953
Dark Star
UNP
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (10)
 
 
1995
Thunder Gulch
1st
1994
Go for Gin
2nd
1990
Unbridled
3rd
1984
Swale
3rd
1981
Pleasant Colony
2nd
1979
Spectacular Bid
1st
1968
Forward Pass
UNP**
1966
Kauai King
1st
1961
Carry Back
3rd
1958
Tim Tam
1st
GOTHAM (1)
 
 
1973
Secretariat
1st
HUTCHESON (3)
 
 
1984
Swale
1st
1979
Spectacular Bid
1st
1966
Kauai King
2nd
ILLINOIS DERBY (1)
 
 
2002
War Emblem
1st
JIM BEAM / SPIRAL (1)
 
 
1992
Lil E. Tee
1st
LEXINGTON (2)
 
 
1999
Charismatic
1st
1984
Swale
2nd
LOUISIANA DERBY (3)
 
 
2003
Funny Cide
3rd
1996
Grindstone
1st
1924
Black Gold
1st
REBEL (2)
 
 
2004
Smarty Jones
1st
1983
Sunny's Halo
1st
RISEN STAR (1)
 
 
2002
War Emblem
UNP
SAN FELIPE (11)
 
 
2005
Giacomo
2nd
2000
Fusaichi Pegasus
1st
1998
Real Quiet
2nd
1997
Silver Charm
2nd
1989
Sunday Silence
1st
1987
Alysheba
2nd
1978
Affirmed
1st
1965
Lucky Debonair
2nd
1959
Tomy Lee
2nd
1954
Determine
1st
1947
Jet Pilot
UNP
SANTA ANITA DERBY (15)
 
 
2005
Giacomo
4th
1999
Charismatic
4th
1998
Real Quiet
2nd
1997
Silver Charm
2nd
1989
Sunday Silence
1st
1988
Winning Colors
1st
1986
Ferdinand
3rd
1982
Gato Del Sol
UNP
1978
Affirmed
1st
1969
Majestic Prince
1st
1965
Lucky Debonair
1st
1955
Swaps
1st
1954
Determine
1st
1952
Hill Gail
1st
1940
Gallahadion
UNP
SAN VINCENTE (9)
 
 
1997
Silver Charm
1st
1976
Bold Forbes
3rd
1969
Majestic Prince
1st
1965
Lucky Debonair
1st
1959
Tomy Lee
2nd
1955
Swaps
1st
1954
Determine
2nd
1952
Hill Gail
1st
1940
Gallahadion
1st
SOUTHWEST (1)
 
 
2004
Smarty Jones
1st
TAMPA BAY DERBY (1)
 
 
2007
Street Sense
1st
WOOD MEMORIAL (20)
 
 
2003
Funny Cide
2nd
2001
Monarchos
2nd
2000
Fusaichi Pegasus
1st
1994
Go for Gin
2nd
1981
Pleasant Colony
1st
1980
Genuine Risk
3rd
1977
Seattle Slew
1st
1976
Bold Forbes
1st
1975
Foolish Pleasure
1st
1973
Secretariat
3rd
1961
Carry Back
2nd
1951
Count Turf
UNP
1950
Middleground
2nd
1946
Assault
1st
1945
Hoop Jr.
1st
1943
Count Fleet
1st
1939
Johnstown
1st
1935
Omaha
3rd
1931
Twenty Grand
1st
1930
Gallant Fox
1st
MAIDEN WINNERS
 
 
1933
Brokers Tip
 
1919
Sir Barton
 
1884
Buchanan
 

*Alysheba finished first in the 1987 Bluegrass but was disqualified and placed third.
 
**Forward Pass finished 2nd in the 1968 Fountain of Youth but was placed last.

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