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Kentucky Derby winning jockeys

The Run for the Roses has been conducted at Churchill Downs beginning in 1875. It has become a part of Americana, with crowds well in excess of 100,000 sipping mint juleps while in attendance. Here is a list of jockeys who have mounted the Kentucky Derby winning horses.

  • John Velazquez - Animal Kingdom (2011)
  • Calvin Borel - Super Saver (2010)
  • Calvin Borel - Mine That Bird (2009)
  • Kent Desormeaux - Big Brown (2008)
  • Calvin Borel - Street Sense (2007)
  • Edgar Prado - Barbaro (2006)
  • Mike E. Smith - Giacomo (2005)
  • Stewart Elliott - Smarty Jones (2004)
  • Jose Santos - Funny Cide (2003)
  • Victor Espinoza - War Emblem (2002)
  • Jorge Chavez - Monarchos (2001)
  • Kent Desormeaux - Fusaichi Pegasus (2000)
  • Chris Antley - Charismatic (1999)
  • Kent Desormeaux - Real Quiet (1998)
  • Gary Stevens - Silver Charm (1997)
  • Jerry Bailey - Grindstone (1996)
  • Gary Stevens - Thunder Gulch (1995)
  • Chris McCarron - Go for Gin (1994)
  • Jerry Bailey - Sea Hero (1993)
  • Pat Day - Lil E. Tee (1992)
  • Chris Antley - Strike the Gold (1991)
  • Craig Perret - Unbridled (1990)
  • Pat Valenzuela - Sunday Silence (1989)
  • Gary Stevens - Winning Colors (1988)
  • Chris McCarron - Alysheba (1987)
  • Bill Shoemaker - Ferdinand (1986)
  • Angel Cordero, Jr. - Spend A Buck (1985)
  • Laffit Pincay, Jr. - Swale (1984)
  • Ed Delahoussaye - Sunny's Halo (1983)
  • Ed Delahoussaye - Gato Del Sol (1982)
  • Jorge Velasquez - Pleasant Colony (1981)
  • Jacinto Vasquez - Genuine Risk (1980)
  • Ronnie Franklin - Spectacular Bid (1979)
  • Steve Cauthen - Affirmed (1978)
  • Jean Cruguet - Seattle Slew (1977)
  • Angel Cordero, Jr. - Bold Forbes (1976)
  • Jacinto Vasquez - Foolish Pleasure (1975)
  • Angel Cordero, Jr. - Cannonade (1974)
  • Ron Turcotte - Secretariat (1973)
  • Ron Turcotte - Riva Ridge (1972)
  • Gustavo Avila - Canonero II (1971)
  • Mike Manganello - Dust Commander (1970)
  • Bill Hartack - Majestic Prince (1969)
  • Bobby Ussery - Dancer's Image (1968)
  • Ismael Valenzuela - Forward Pass (1968)
  • Bobby Ussery - Proud Clarion (1967)
  • Don Brumfield - Kauai King (1966)
  • Bill Shoemaker - Lucky Debonair (1965)
  • Bill Hartack - Northern Dancer (1964)
  • Braulio Baeza - Chateaugay (1963)
  • Bill Hartack - Decidedly (1962)
  • Johnny Sellers - Carry Back (1961)
  • Bill Hartack - Venetian Way (1960)
  • Bill Shoemaker - Tomy Lee (1959)
  • Ismael Valenzuela - Tim Tam (1958)
  • Bill Hartack - Iron Liege (1957)
  • David Erb - Needles (1956)
  • Bill Shoemaker - Swaps (1955)
  • Raymond York - Determine (1954)
  • Hank Moreno - Dark Star (1953)
  • Eddie Arcaro - Hill Gail (1952)
  • Conn McCreary - Count Turf (1951)
  • William Boland - Middleground (1950)
  • Steve Brooks - Ponder (1949)
  • Eddie Arcaro - Citation (1948)
  • Eric Guerin - Jet Pilot (1947)
  • Warren Mehrtens - Assault (1946)
  • Eddie Arcaro - Hoop Jr (1945)
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