Question: Has A Female Horse Won The Derby?

No filly has ever won the Triple Crown.

Only two female thoroughbreds have captured the Belmont since, however.

(In fact, only 22 fillies have ever competed in the event.) Three fillies have won the Kentucky Derby, and five, the most recent being Rachel Alexandra in 2009, have won the Preakness.

Has a female horse won the Kentucky Derby?

Winning Colors (horse) Winning Colors (March 14, 1985 – February 17, 2008) was an American Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred racehorse and one of only three fillies to ever win the Kentucky Derby. Though she was registered as roan, she was, in fact, a gray with a white blaze on her face.

What horse broke its leg in the Kentucky Derby?


Are there any mares in the Kentucky Derby?

Of the 40 fillies to start in the Kentucky Derby, three have won, two have placed and five managed to show. Up through 1959 it wasn’t that uncommon to find a filly in the Kentucky Derby. From 1875 through 1959, there were 30 fillies who went to post.

Are Triple Crown horses male or female?

The Triple Crown races are only open to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds, which means each horse only has one shot to win it in his or her lifetime. Either gender can compete, though filly (female) competitors in the races are rare, and a filly has never won the series.