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Fillies in the Kentucky Derby

Updated: 05/09/09

The filly Stardom Bound was planning to enter the Kentucky Derby this year, unfortunately she did not make it to the race. So far 39 fillies have been entered in the Kentucky Derby, the last time was in 2008 when Eight Belles ran 2nd behind Big Brown then tragically broke down after the race and had to be euthanized. Before that was in 1999 when both Excellent Meeting and Three Ring took on the boys. Only three fillies have managed to win the Derby: Regret in 1915, Genuine Risk in 1980, and Winning Colors in 1988. There have been seven others to finish in the money, five in 3rd and two 2nd. Before Eight Belles was 2nd in 2008, you had to go all the way back to Prudery, who was 3rd in 1921, to find a filly finishing in the top three.

Here is a chart of all the fillies in the Kentucky Derby with their odds (* indicates the post time favorite) and finish position with winners in bold. There are no odds available for the races before 1900. Life's Magic and Althea in 1984 were a coupled entry.

You may also be interested in fillies in the Preakness Stakes and fillies in the Belmont Stakes.

YearNameOddsFinish
Position
2008Eight Belles13.102nd
1999Excellent Meeting4.805th
1999Three Ring25.6019th
1995Serena's Song3.40*16th
1988Winning Colors3.401st
1984Life's Magic2.80*8th
1984Althea2.80*19th
1982Cupecoy's Joy8.9010th
1980Genuine Risk13.301st
1959Silver Spoon10.805th
1945Misweet6.8012th
1936Gold Seeker43.409th
1935Nellie Flag3.80*4th
1934Mata Hari6.304th
1934Bazaar5.109th
1932Oscillation6.6813th
1930Alcibiades18.1210th
1929Ben Machree8.4418th
1922Startle3.908th
1921Prudery1.10*3rd
1921Careful3.605th
1920Cleopatra35.2015th
1919Regalo6.059th
1918Viva America29.003rd
1915Regret2.65*1st
1914Bronzewing13.503rd
1914Watermelon15.007th
1913Gowell87.003rd
1912Flamma17.003rd
1911Round the World6.506th
1906Lady Navarre1.802nd
1883Pike's Pride-6th
1879Ada Glenn-7th
1879Wissahickon-9th
1877Early Light-8th
1876Lizzie Stone-6th
1876Marie Michon-7th
1875Ascension-10th
1875Gold Mine-15th

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