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PHOTOS: 20 years of Kentucky Derby winners

10:05 AM, Apr 30, 2012   |    comments
  • LOUISVILLE, : Jockey Jerry Bailey (C) celebrates his victory atop Sea Hero after crossing the finish line 01 May 1993 to win the 119th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. Race favorite Prairie Bayou (L) finished second. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • BALTIMORE, : Bryan Beccia, exercise rider, takes the Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos, for a gallop around the Pimlico race course 17 May 2001 in Baltimore, MD, in preparation for the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown. AFP PHOTO/HEATHER HALL (Photo credit should read HEATHER HALL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, : Jockey Chris Antley aboard Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic heads down the stretch to the finish line 01 May 1999 to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, : Real Quiet with jockey Kent Desormeaux up crosses the finish line to win the 124th running of the Kentucky Derby 02 May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, : Kentucky: Jockey Pat Day waves to the crowd after crossing the finish line on Lil E. Tee 02 May 1992 to win the 118th running of the Kentucky Derby. The victory was Day's first in the Derby. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 3: Jose Santos crosses the finish line aboard Funny Cide to win the 129th Kentucky Derby in a time of 2:01.19 on May 3, 2003 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
  • 4 May 1991: Chris Antley rides atop Strike The Gold after winning the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport
  • BALTIMORE, UNITED STATES: Smarty Jones with jockey Stewart Elliot aboard crosses the finish line to win the 129th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, 15 May 2004. Smarty Jones won the Preakness Stakes, remaining undefeated and - after his win in the Kentucky Derby - moving into position to capture US flat racing's coveted Triple Crown. AFP PHOTO/Tim SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, : Thunder Gulch with jockey Gary Stevens aboard crosses the finish line to win the 121st running of the Kentucky Derby 06 May. The horse completed the mile and a quarter race in 2mins 1 and one-fifth second. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, : Jockey Kent Desormeaux rides to the finish line aboard Fusaichi Pegasus to win the 126th Kentucky Derby 06 May 2000 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tim SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • BALTIMORE - MAY 15: Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, riden by Charlie Figueroa, on the track in preparation for the 134th Prerakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
  • BALTIMORE - MAY 15: Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, riden by Michelle Nevin, jogs during a morning workout at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for the 133rd Preakness Stakes in Baltimore Maryland May 15, 2008. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
  • BALTIMORE - MAY 14: Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness Stakes hopeful Super Saver is bathed after his morning workout at Pimlico Race Course on May 14, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
  • Jockey Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins the 2006 Kentucky Derby, the 132nd Run for the Roses, at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky on May 6, 2006. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Jockey John Velazquez, riding Animal Kingdom #16, races towards the finish line to win the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 4: Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates aboard War Emblem after crossing the finish line first in the 128th running of the Kentucky Derby 04 May 2002, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. (Photo credit should read MICHELE WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ELMONT, UNITED STATES: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm is ridden by Larry Damore 05 June at Belmont racetrack in Elmont, New York. Silver Charm will race 07 June for the Triple Crown. (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 7: Jockey Chris McCarron crosses the finish line on Go for Gin, 07 May 1994, to win the 120th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, at Churchill Downs. (Photo credit should read MICHELE WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Louisville, UNITED STATES: Jockey Calvin Borel sits aboard Street Sense 05 May, 2007 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, after winning the1 33rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Queen Elizabeth II of England watched the Derby for the first time in a private box at the track. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 7: Jockey Mike Smith celebrates after riding the #10 horse Giacomo to victory in the 131st Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2005 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by David Turnley/Getty Images)
    
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