2001 Kentucky Derby – Monarchos
Monarchos runs the second-fastest Kentucky Derby in history to claim the Roses, at 1:59.97, and becomes only the second horse in Kentucky Derby history to finish under two minutes. Secretariat, the Greatest Horse of All-Time, finished at 1:59.40.
2002 Kentucky Derby – War Emblem
War Emblem goes wire-to-wire, and finds another gear late, to win the 128th Kentucky Derby and give Bob Baffert his third Kentucky Derby victory.
2003 Kentucky Derby – Funny Cide
In the 129th Run for the Roses, Funny Cide, at 12-1, hangs on to win the Kentucky Derby.
2004 Kentucky Derby – Smarty Jones
Smarty Jones wins the 130th Kentucky Derby on one of the sloppiest tracks in history. He becomes the first undefeated horse to win the Derby since Seattle Slew in 1977. Stewart Elliot also wins his first Derby at the age of 39. The poor track conditions make this the slowest Kentucky Derby (1:04.06) since 1958 when Tim Tam won in 2:05.00.
2005 Kentucky Derby – Giacomo
Giacomo comes from the back of the pack to win the 131st Kentucky Derby in a three-way photo finish with Closing Argument and Afleet Alex.
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