What’s in a Millionaire – Kentucky Derby 2020
Street Sense (2007), California Chrome (2014), American Pharoah (2015) and Nyquist (2016) are the only horses that entered the Kentucky Derby with at least $1 million in career earnings and won the race.
Overall, a total of 55 millionaires have run in the Kentucky Derby, and 17 were post-time favorites, although millionaires Timber Country and Serena’s Song were coupled in 1995. The filly Althea was the first millionaire to contest the Derby in 1984.
The record of millionaires in the Kentucky Derby is 55-4-6-5.
Some other notable horses to have contested the Kentucky Derby with millionaire status are champions Game Winner, Classic Empire, Good Magic, Lookin at Lucky, as well as Thunder Snow, Lani, Union Rags, Unbridled’s Song, Arazi, Best Pal, Easy Goer, Snow Chief and Chief’s Crown.
|Tiz the Law||Barclay Tagg||Manny Franco|
|Authentic||Bob Baffert||John Velazquez|
|Art Collector||Tom Drury||Brian Hernandez, Jr.|
|Honor A.P.||John Sherriffs||Mike Smith|
|Ny Traffic||Saffie Joseph, Jr||Paco Lopez|
|King Guillermo||Juan Carlos Avilla||Samy Camacho|
|Thousand Words||Bob Baffert||Florent Geroux|
|Dr Post||Todd Pletcher||TBD|
|Max Player||Steve Asmussen||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|Caracaro||Gustavo Delgado||Javier Castellano|
|Enforceable||Mark Casse||Adam Beschizza|
|Major Fed||Greg Foley||James Graham|
|Storm the Court||Peter Eurton||Julien Leparoux|
|Attachment Rate||Dale Romans||Joe Talamo|
|Sole Volante||Patrick Biancone||Luca Panici|
|Finnick the Fierce||Rey Hernandez||Martin Garcia|
|Winning Impression||Dallas Stewart||Joe Rocco, Jr.|
|Necker Island||Chris Hartman||Miguel Mena|
|Shirl’s Speight||Roger Attfield||Corey Lanerie|