Which horse has won the most Kentucky Derby titles?
The Kentucky Derby is one of the most celebrated horse races in the world, beloved by fans of the sport and anyone who likes to bet on sports.
Held every year in Louisville, Kentucky in May, it’s the first of three races that form the US Triple Crown (the others are the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes). All the best sports betting sites are active for these races.
Since its inception in 1875, the derby has become affectionately known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” and “the run for the roses”, as the winner receives a blanket of roses.
Horses competing in the event must be three-year-old Thoroughbreds; as a result, horses cannot race in the event more than once.
The recently completed 2013 race was won by Orb and his jockey Joel Rosario.
Though horses cannot race more than once, there’s no such limit on jockeys. Two jockeys, Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack, are tied for most wins with five each.
Ben. A. Jones holds the record for most wins by a trainer, with six. Calumet Farm is the owner with the most success, with eight wins.
The stakes record was set in 1973 by Secretariat (1:59.4).
The longest shot to ever win the race was Donerail in 1913 (91 to 1). Those betting on sports at the time could have made a fortune on the horse if they had put money on him.