Kentucky Derby Results: Past Winners & Payouts


In the end, the results of the Kentucky Derby are what we're here for. The winning horse determines the payouts and ultimately, what we, as bettors, take home. 

Medina Spirit has won the 2021 Kentucky Derby! Medina Spirit was ridden by jockey John Velazquez and trained by Bob Baffert. His closing odds were 12/1.

This results guide has Kentucky Derby payouts information dating back to 2000 and historical information on all 146 winners, including the top 10 fastest Derby horses of all time.

2021 Kentucky Derby payouts

Here are the payouts for the 2021 Kentucky Derby, based on a $2 bet.

When it comes to Kentucky Derby betting, it’s all about finishing in the money (ITM): first, second or third. Here’s a look at the historic Kentucky Derby post position returns for bets to win, place, or show.

Horse Name Program Number Closing Odds Win $ Place $ Show $
Medina Spirit 8 12-1 $26.20 $12.00 $7.60
Mandaloun 7 28-1 - $23.00 $13.40
Hot Rod Charlie 9 6-1 - - $5.20

$2 exacta payout

  • Horses: 8-7
  • Amount: $503.60

$1 trifecta payout

  • Horses: 8-7-9
  • Amount: $1,696.90

$1 superfecta payout

  • Horses: 8-7-9-14
  • Amount: $9,456.40

Full 2021 Kentucky Derby results

What a race it was, as John Velazquez's Medina Spirit won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, winning the 2021 race with a time of 2:01.02.


Finish Horse Program Number Margin Winnings
1 Medina Spirit 8 $1,860,000
2 Mandaloun 7 1/2 lengths $600,000
3 Hot Rod Charlie 9 1 length $300,000
4 Essential Quality 14 1 length $150,000
5 O Besos 6 5 1/2 lengths $90,000
6 Midnight Bourbon  10 8 1/4 lengths
7 Keepmeinmind 4 8 1/2 lengths
8 Helium 12 10 1/2 lengths
9 Known Agenda 1 10 3/4 lengths
10 Highly Motivated 17 10 3/4 lengths
11 Sainthood 5 12 1/2 lengths
12 Like The King 2 12 1/2 lengths
13 Bourbonic 20 15 3/4 lengths
14 Hidden Stash 13 16 1/2 lengths
15 Brooklyn Strong 3 18 lengths
16 Super Stock 18 19 1/2 lengths
17 Rock Your World 15 24 lengths
18 Dynamic One 11 31 lengths
19 Soup And Sandwich 19 64 lengths
20 King Fury 16 SCR

Kentucky Derby payouts history

Here’s a look at historical win, place, and show payouts from Kentucky Derby races dating back to 2000.

Fastest Kentucky Derby times

Here are the top 10 fastest winners in the history of the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby winners list

Here’s a list of every Kentucky Derby-winning horse, jockey, and trainer, dating back to the first race in 1875.

Where can I bet on the Kentucky Derby?

Several sportsbooks do not offer Kentucky Derby betting odds, but that does not preclude you from wagering on the "Run for the Roses." There are legal horse racing betting sites that allow you to wager on the Derby.

Read our guide to find the best Kentucky Derby betting sites available in your area.

Kentucky Derby results FAQs



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