CLASSIC COUNTDOWN: 10 BEST SANTA ANITA DERBYS (Since 1975)
In this edition, the top ten horses to run in the Santa Anita Derby since 1975 are presented as determined by Jon White. Many of racings top three-year-olds tackle this prestigious race on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
First run in 1935 at Santa Anita's inaugural meet, the 1-1/8 mile Santa Anita Derby is the most important West Coast prep race for horses with Kentucky Derby aspirations. Through 2010, eight horses have won the Santa Anita Derby before going on to victory in the, "Run for the Roses", at Churchill Downs the first Saturday in May.
Below is the list of the top ten horses to win the Santa Anita Derby since 1975 - each race and horse chosen having its own unique story:
10) GENERAL CHALLENGE (1999)
9) SKYWALKER (1985)
8) FREE HOUSE (1997)
7) FLYING PASTER (1976)
6) SNOW CHIEF (1986)
5) WINNING COLORS (1988)
4) A. P. INDY (1992)
3) POINT GIVEN (2001)
2) SUNDAY SILENCE (1989)
1) AFFIRMED (1978)
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