Kentucky Derby Results: Past Winners & Payouts

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Updated: April 22, 2021

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. 

Authentic was the winning horse in 2020, paying out $18.80 for win bettors. Tiz the Law placed, while Mr. Big News surprised with a nice payday for show bettors.

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.

Editor’s note: This page will be updated immediately following the race with the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, results, and payouts.

2020 Kentucky Derby payouts

Here are the payouts for the 2020 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 $
Authentic 18 8-1 $18.80 $6.00 $5.00
Tiz the Law 17 3-5 $3.40 $3.20
Mr. Big News 9 46-1 $16.80

$2 exacta payout

  • Horses: 18-17
  • Amount: $41

$1 trifecta payout

  • Horses: 18-17-9
  • Amount: $1,311.80

$1 superfecta payout

  • Horses: 18-17-9-16
  • Amount: $7,925.80

Full 2020 Kentucky Derby results

What a race it was as Bob Baffert’s Authentic held off Tiz the Law for the win with a time of 2:00.61, winning the 202 Kentucky Derby by 1 1⁄4 lengths.