Some Kentucky Derby champions include Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Secretariat and Citation are also Kentucky Derby champions.
In 2015, American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby. The winner of the first Kentucky Derby, which took place in 1875 was Aristides. The second Kentucky Derby winner was named Vagrant. Each year, as many as 20 different horses and jockeys participate in the Kentucky Derby. It is held each year on the first Saturday occurring in May. Typically, more than 150,000 people attend the event each year and the winner of the race receives a multimillion dollar prize. The average race lasts slightly more than 2 minutes.