The Kentcky Derby is one of the most prestigious races in the world, first Inaugurated 17th May, 1875 it has been won by many horse racing legend, the fastest race time in the Kentucky Derby was posted by the great Secretariat in a time of 1:59.40. Below we look at the top 10 Fastest Kenyucky Derby Times.
Secretariat Kentucky Derby, 1973 winner : 1:59.40 - The time set by Secretariat is still the record for the Kentucky Derby, a record that has stood for nearly 50 years. Secretariat also holds the records in the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Below you can watch the historic race.
Monarchos Kentucky Derby, 2001 winner : 1:59.97 - A close second Monarchos is the only other horse to finish the Kentucky derby in under 2 minutes, after making an impressive finish coming from 13th place at the half mile mark of the race.
Northern Dancer Kentucky Derby, 1964 winner : 2.00.0 - At the time Northern Dancer broke the race record in the KEntucky Derby, the stallion from Canada bid to win the Triple Crown when he finished third in the Belmont stakes.
Spend A Buck, Kentucky Derby, 1985 winner : 2.00.2 - Spend a Buck opted not to try and complete the Triple crown, but instead raced in the Jersey Derby to try and win the $2 million bonus. Spend a Buck retired with career earnings of $4,220,689
Decidedly, Kentucky Derby, 1962 winner : 2.00.4 - In 1962, Decidedly gave his jockey Bill Hartack his third Kentucky Derby victory in a then track record 2:00.40. Bred in California, he is a son of Determin who was also a Kentcky Derby winner in 1954