He was unplaced in the Preakness and ran third in the Belmont Stakes. He is still considered by many to be the best thoroughbred ever to race.

Time: 2:01.19 Our list kicks-off with the first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby® since 1929. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. Then his owner and trainer made the controversial decision to skip the rest of the Triple Crown, running Spend a Buck in the Jersey Derby instead. After winning the Kentucky Derby, Monarchos finished 6th in the Preakness and 3rd in the Belmont. Northern Dancer has the third fastest Kentucky Derby win of all time at 2:00 flat. He was a Canadian bred who won the Preakness following his Kentucky Derby win, but finished 3rd in the Belmont. Mary Delaney Cooke/Corbis via Getty Images.

Of the 13 Triple Crown winners, only four are among the fastest Derby-winning horses ever: Whirlaway (1941), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).

9.)

The New York-bred steed came up short of the Triple Crown™ after coming in third at Belmont Park, following a victory at the Preakness Stakes. 10.) Ashford Stud is his current home where he stands as a stallion. 2.) Grindstone rallied from 15th place to win by a nose in 1996. 7.)

Horse racing’s most prestigious event, the Kentucky Derby, will be run for the 145th time on Saturday, May 4. Luckily for his connections, Spend a Buck did win the Jersey Derby, but others were left feeling bitter with no shot of witnessing a Triple Crown that year. He was second in the Preakness and skipped the Belmont Stakes.

Grindstone, 2:01.06, 1996: Grindstone was one of four horses trained by D. Wayne Lukas to win the Kentucky Derby and was sired by 1990 Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled. Secretariat, 1:59.40, 1973: The immortal Secretariat holds not only has the fastest Kentucky Derby time, but the fastest Preakness and Belmont times as well. The Derby track was shortened in 1896 to 1.25 miles from 1.50 miles because the original distance was considered too long for 3-year-olds. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. He tried to come back in the Breeders' Cup Classic that fall and was unplaced then retired. He died in October 2016 after emergency intestinal surgery. 5.) War Emblem, 2:01.13, 2002: War Emblem was one of three Bob Baffert trainees to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but fall short in the Belmont.

He stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. As of 2017, he's living a life of luxury at Overbrook Farm in Kentucky, where he was also bred. Funny Cide in his paddock at the Kentucky Horse Park, enjoying retirement.

To identify the 50 fastest horses in Kentucky Derby history, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the list of Kentucky Derby winners since its inception in 1875. As Triple Crown winners, these horses all became among the most iconic to ever run in the Derby. Decidedly, 2:00.40, 1962: Decidedly was also sired by a previous Kentucky Derby winner. By the early evening, horse racing fans will know if the winner of the annual Run for the Roses is among the fastest horses ever to cross the finish line. The Canadian-bred horse had an awesome 3-year-old season with wins in the Flamingo Stakes, Florida Derby, Blue Grass Stakes, Preakness and the Queen's Plate. His final time was 2:01.06 for the seventh fastest Derby win ever.

Fusaichi Pegasus, 2:01.12, 2000: Fusaichi Pegasus was the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. Sham -- Secretariat's fierce rival -- ran second to him in the Derby in 1:59.90. 5. He went on to win the Preakness and was third in a very muddy Belmont Stakes. He went on to win the Preakness before finishing 3rd in the Belmont. He has returned to the U.S. after stud duties in Japan and is now retired at Old Friends in Georgetown, Kentucky. Northern Dancer, 2:00.00, 1964: Northern Dancer is one of the most prominent bloodlines in the Thoroughbred industry. His final time was 2:00.60, the sixth fastest ever. Funny Cide, 2:01.19, 2003: Funny Cide, “the gutsy gelding,” was the first gelding since 1929 to win the Kentucky Derby. University of Louisville Equine Industry Program - Get a Career in Horse Racing! Last year’s Derby winner Justify, who would go on to win the 2018 Triple Crown, won the Derby in 2:04.20, the slowest time in eight years. Funny Cide owns the tenth fastest Derby win on record at 2:01.19.

Cindy Pierson Dulay is a horse-racing expert, journalist and award-winning photographer.

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He was unplaced in the Preakness and ran third in the Belmont Stakes. He is still considered by many to be the best thoroughbred ever to race.

Time: 2:01.19 Our list kicks-off with the first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby® since 1929. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. Then his owner and trainer made the controversial decision to skip the rest of the Triple Crown, running Spend a Buck in the Jersey Derby instead. After winning the Kentucky Derby, Monarchos finished 6th in the Preakness and 3rd in the Belmont. Northern Dancer has the third fastest Kentucky Derby win of all time at 2:00 flat. He was a Canadian bred who won the Preakness following his Kentucky Derby win, but finished 3rd in the Belmont. Mary Delaney Cooke/Corbis via Getty Images.

Of the 13 Triple Crown winners, only four are among the fastest Derby-winning horses ever: Whirlaway (1941), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).

9.)

The New York-bred steed came up short of the Triple Crown™ after coming in third at Belmont Park, following a victory at the Preakness Stakes. 10.) Ashford Stud is his current home where he stands as a stallion. 2.) Grindstone rallied from 15th place to win by a nose in 1996. 7.)

Horse racing’s most prestigious event, the Kentucky Derby, will be run for the 145th time on Saturday, May 4. Luckily for his connections, Spend a Buck did win the Jersey Derby, but others were left feeling bitter with no shot of witnessing a Triple Crown that year. He was second in the Preakness and skipped the Belmont Stakes.

Grindstone, 2:01.06, 1996: Grindstone was one of four horses trained by D. Wayne Lukas to win the Kentucky Derby and was sired by 1990 Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled. Secretariat, 1:59.40, 1973: The immortal Secretariat holds not only has the fastest Kentucky Derby time, but the fastest Preakness and Belmont times as well. The Derby track was shortened in 1896 to 1.25 miles from 1.50 miles because the original distance was considered too long for 3-year-olds. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. He tried to come back in the Breeders' Cup Classic that fall and was unplaced then retired. He died in October 2016 after emergency intestinal surgery. 5.) War Emblem, 2:01.13, 2002: War Emblem was one of three Bob Baffert trainees to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but fall short in the Belmont.

He stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. As of 2017, he's living a life of luxury at Overbrook Farm in Kentucky, where he was also bred. Funny Cide in his paddock at the Kentucky Horse Park, enjoying retirement.

To identify the 50 fastest horses in Kentucky Derby history, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the list of Kentucky Derby winners since its inception in 1875. As Triple Crown winners, these horses all became among the most iconic to ever run in the Derby. Decidedly, 2:00.40, 1962: Decidedly was also sired by a previous Kentucky Derby winner. By the early evening, horse racing fans will know if the winner of the annual Run for the Roses is among the fastest horses ever to cross the finish line. The Canadian-bred horse had an awesome 3-year-old season with wins in the Flamingo Stakes, Florida Derby, Blue Grass Stakes, Preakness and the Queen's Plate. His final time was 2:01.06 for the seventh fastest Derby win ever.

Fusaichi Pegasus, 2:01.12, 2000: Fusaichi Pegasus was the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. Sham -- Secretariat's fierce rival -- ran second to him in the Derby in 1:59.90. 5. He went on to win the Preakness and was third in a very muddy Belmont Stakes. He went on to win the Preakness before finishing 3rd in the Belmont. He has returned to the U.S. after stud duties in Japan and is now retired at Old Friends in Georgetown, Kentucky. Northern Dancer, 2:00.00, 1964: Northern Dancer is one of the most prominent bloodlines in the Thoroughbred industry. His final time was 2:00.60, the sixth fastest ever. Funny Cide, 2:01.19, 2003: Funny Cide, “the gutsy gelding,” was the first gelding since 1929 to win the Kentucky Derby. University of Louisville Equine Industry Program - Get a Career in Horse Racing! Last year’s Derby winner Justify, who would go on to win the 2018 Triple Crown, won the Derby in 2:04.20, the slowest time in eight years. Funny Cide owns the tenth fastest Derby win on record at 2:01.19.

Cindy Pierson Dulay is a horse-racing expert, journalist and award-winning photographer.

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He was unplaced in the Preakness and ran third in the Belmont Stakes. He is still considered by many to be the best thoroughbred ever to race.

Time: 2:01.19 Our list kicks-off with the first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby® since 1929. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. Then his owner and trainer made the controversial decision to skip the rest of the Triple Crown, running Spend a Buck in the Jersey Derby instead. After winning the Kentucky Derby, Monarchos finished 6th in the Preakness and 3rd in the Belmont. Northern Dancer has the third fastest Kentucky Derby win of all time at 2:00 flat. He was a Canadian bred who won the Preakness following his Kentucky Derby win, but finished 3rd in the Belmont. Mary Delaney Cooke/Corbis via Getty Images.

Of the 13 Triple Crown winners, only four are among the fastest Derby-winning horses ever: Whirlaway (1941), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).

9.)

The New York-bred steed came up short of the Triple Crown™ after coming in third at Belmont Park, following a victory at the Preakness Stakes. 10.) Ashford Stud is his current home where he stands as a stallion. 2.) Grindstone rallied from 15th place to win by a nose in 1996. 7.)

Horse racing’s most prestigious event, the Kentucky Derby, will be run for the 145th time on Saturday, May 4. Luckily for his connections, Spend a Buck did win the Jersey Derby, but others were left feeling bitter with no shot of witnessing a Triple Crown that year. He was second in the Preakness and skipped the Belmont Stakes.

Grindstone, 2:01.06, 1996: Grindstone was one of four horses trained by D. Wayne Lukas to win the Kentucky Derby and was sired by 1990 Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled. Secretariat, 1:59.40, 1973: The immortal Secretariat holds not only has the fastest Kentucky Derby time, but the fastest Preakness and Belmont times as well. The Derby track was shortened in 1896 to 1.25 miles from 1.50 miles because the original distance was considered too long for 3-year-olds. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. He tried to come back in the Breeders' Cup Classic that fall and was unplaced then retired. He died in October 2016 after emergency intestinal surgery. 5.) War Emblem, 2:01.13, 2002: War Emblem was one of three Bob Baffert trainees to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but fall short in the Belmont.

He stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. As of 2017, he's living a life of luxury at Overbrook Farm in Kentucky, where he was also bred. Funny Cide in his paddock at the Kentucky Horse Park, enjoying retirement.

To identify the 50 fastest horses in Kentucky Derby history, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the list of Kentucky Derby winners since its inception in 1875. As Triple Crown winners, these horses all became among the most iconic to ever run in the Derby. Decidedly, 2:00.40, 1962: Decidedly was also sired by a previous Kentucky Derby winner. By the early evening, horse racing fans will know if the winner of the annual Run for the Roses is among the fastest horses ever to cross the finish line. The Canadian-bred horse had an awesome 3-year-old season with wins in the Flamingo Stakes, Florida Derby, Blue Grass Stakes, Preakness and the Queen's Plate. His final time was 2:01.06 for the seventh fastest Derby win ever.

Fusaichi Pegasus, 2:01.12, 2000: Fusaichi Pegasus was the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. Sham -- Secretariat's fierce rival -- ran second to him in the Derby in 1:59.90. 5. He went on to win the Preakness and was third in a very muddy Belmont Stakes. He went on to win the Preakness before finishing 3rd in the Belmont. He has returned to the U.S. after stud duties in Japan and is now retired at Old Friends in Georgetown, Kentucky. Northern Dancer, 2:00.00, 1964: Northern Dancer is one of the most prominent bloodlines in the Thoroughbred industry. His final time was 2:00.60, the sixth fastest ever. Funny Cide, 2:01.19, 2003: Funny Cide, “the gutsy gelding,” was the first gelding since 1929 to win the Kentucky Derby. University of Louisville Equine Industry Program - Get a Career in Horse Racing! Last year’s Derby winner Justify, who would go on to win the 2018 Triple Crown, won the Derby in 2:04.20, the slowest time in eight years. Funny Cide owns the tenth fastest Derby win on record at 2:01.19.

Cindy Pierson Dulay is a horse-racing expert, journalist and award-winning photographer.

6.)

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fastest kentucky derby times

He was also the first favorite to win in 20 years and the only Derby winner to be purchased at auction for over $1 million.

They don't call the Kentucky Derby the most exciting two minutes in sports for nothing -- only the very best thoroughbreds can cover the 1 1/4 mile distance in anything close to two minutes. Fusaichi Pegasus is the great-grandson of Northern Dancer, who set the third fastest time back in 1964. The horse was eligible for a $2 million bonus if he won the Jersey Derby.

To identify the 50 fastest horses in Kentucky Derby history, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the list of Kentucky Derby winners since the race began in 1875. It was the fourth fastest Derby win ever. Monarchos, the winner of the 2001 Kentucky Derby, is the only other horse to win the race in less than 2 minutes. Monarchos, 1:59.97, 2001: Some of the fastest fractions the Kentucky Derby has seen helped with this speedy victory. Spend a Buck won his Kentucky Derby in wire-to-wire fashion, coming home 5 1/4 lengths in front of the second place horse in a final time of 2:00 1/5. Proud Clarion was a huge upset when he won the 1967 Kentucky Derby at 30-1 odds. He finished 3rd in the Belmont and was retired soon after, dying in 1990 at the age of 29. His final time was 2:00.60, the sixth fastest ever. While the thrill of victory is always exciting, the horses below ran their hearts out at Churchill Downs to get to the top of the Kentucky Derby list and stamp their respective years into the 10 fastest editions of all time.

He did win, so his owners made the right choice, at least financially. Funny Cide clocked in at 2:01.19 to etch his way into the top 10 of our list. He followed that effort with a 3rd in the Preakness. A $2 winning bet placed on him paid $62.20 in 1967 dollars.

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Monarchos surprised everyone when he won the Kentucky Derby in 1:59.97 in 2001, becoming the second-fastest Derby winner in history. Kentucky Derby Finishes. If you want to know how to pick a winner in this Kentucky Derby then it’s important to do your research of past winners.

She is the owner and editor of Horse-Races.Net. Proud Clarion was a huge upset when he won the 1967 Kentucky Derby at 30-1 odds. Proud Clarion, 2:00.60, 1967: Proud Clarion was a 30-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby.

The Derby is one of the great sporting events in America, drawing 150,000 fans to Churchill Downs Racetrack each year. He went on to become 1985's Horse of the Year and Champion 3-year-old Colt.

Unfortunately, his time doesn't count because he didn't win.

The gray colt was sired by Determine, who also won the Derby in 1954. Spend a Buck, 2:00.20, 1985: Spend a Buck caused a Triple Crown uproar when his connections chose to skip the Preakness and Belmont and point their Kentucky Derby winner for the Jersey Derby, where he was eligible for a $2 million bonus. Decidedly won the Kentucky Derby in 2:00.40 in 1962, the fifth fastest winner in the history of the race. Monarchos, 1:59.97, 2001: Some of the fastest fractions the Kentucky Derby has seen helped with this speedy victory. Here are the 10 fastest winning times in the long history of the "Run for the Roses" since the inaugural race was won by Aristides in 1875. A horse writes their name in history when they win the Kentucky Derby.

He was unplaced in the Preakness and ran third in the Belmont Stakes. He is still considered by many to be the best thoroughbred ever to race.

Time: 2:01.19 Our list kicks-off with the first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby® since 1929. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. Then his owner and trainer made the controversial decision to skip the rest of the Triple Crown, running Spend a Buck in the Jersey Derby instead. After winning the Kentucky Derby, Monarchos finished 6th in the Preakness and 3rd in the Belmont. Northern Dancer has the third fastest Kentucky Derby win of all time at 2:00 flat. He was a Canadian bred who won the Preakness following his Kentucky Derby win, but finished 3rd in the Belmont. Mary Delaney Cooke/Corbis via Getty Images.

Of the 13 Triple Crown winners, only four are among the fastest Derby-winning horses ever: Whirlaway (1941), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).

9.)

The New York-bred steed came up short of the Triple Crown™ after coming in third at Belmont Park, following a victory at the Preakness Stakes. 10.) Ashford Stud is his current home where he stands as a stallion. 2.) Grindstone rallied from 15th place to win by a nose in 1996. 7.)

Horse racing’s most prestigious event, the Kentucky Derby, will be run for the 145th time on Saturday, May 4. Luckily for his connections, Spend a Buck did win the Jersey Derby, but others were left feeling bitter with no shot of witnessing a Triple Crown that year. He was second in the Preakness and skipped the Belmont Stakes.

Grindstone, 2:01.06, 1996: Grindstone was one of four horses trained by D. Wayne Lukas to win the Kentucky Derby and was sired by 1990 Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled. Secretariat, 1:59.40, 1973: The immortal Secretariat holds not only has the fastest Kentucky Derby time, but the fastest Preakness and Belmont times as well. The Derby track was shortened in 1896 to 1.25 miles from 1.50 miles because the original distance was considered too long for 3-year-olds. He went on to finish third in the Preakness, but he didn't finish in the money in the Belmont Stakes. He tried to come back in the Breeders' Cup Classic that fall and was unplaced then retired. He died in October 2016 after emergency intestinal surgery. 5.) War Emblem, 2:01.13, 2002: War Emblem was one of three Bob Baffert trainees to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but fall short in the Belmont.

He stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. As of 2017, he's living a life of luxury at Overbrook Farm in Kentucky, where he was also bred. Funny Cide in his paddock at the Kentucky Horse Park, enjoying retirement.

To identify the 50 fastest horses in Kentucky Derby history, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the list of Kentucky Derby winners since its inception in 1875. As Triple Crown winners, these horses all became among the most iconic to ever run in the Derby. Decidedly, 2:00.40, 1962: Decidedly was also sired by a previous Kentucky Derby winner. By the early evening, horse racing fans will know if the winner of the annual Run for the Roses is among the fastest horses ever to cross the finish line. The Canadian-bred horse had an awesome 3-year-old season with wins in the Flamingo Stakes, Florida Derby, Blue Grass Stakes, Preakness and the Queen's Plate. His final time was 2:01.06 for the seventh fastest Derby win ever.

Fusaichi Pegasus, 2:01.12, 2000: Fusaichi Pegasus was the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. Sham -- Secretariat's fierce rival -- ran second to him in the Derby in 1:59.90. 5. He went on to win the Preakness and was third in a very muddy Belmont Stakes. He went on to win the Preakness before finishing 3rd in the Belmont. He has returned to the U.S. after stud duties in Japan and is now retired at Old Friends in Georgetown, Kentucky. Northern Dancer, 2:00.00, 1964: Northern Dancer is one of the most prominent bloodlines in the Thoroughbred industry. His final time was 2:00.60, the sixth fastest ever. Funny Cide, 2:01.19, 2003: Funny Cide, “the gutsy gelding,” was the first gelding since 1929 to win the Kentucky Derby. University of Louisville Equine Industry Program - Get a Career in Horse Racing! Last year’s Derby winner Justify, who would go on to win the 2018 Triple Crown, won the Derby in 2:04.20, the slowest time in eight years. Funny Cide owns the tenth fastest Derby win on record at 2:01.19.

Cindy Pierson Dulay is a horse-racing expert, journalist and award-winning photographer.

6.)

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