1978Affirmed duels with archrival Alydar for about the final five-eighths of a mile and beats him by a head. The other three starters finish far back.
1977Seattle Slew has no problems disposing of seven rivals, leading all the way and winning by 4 lengths.
1973In probably the greatest performance ever by a racehorse, Secretariat wins by from 31 to 45¼ lengths over four rivals in 2:24, which still stands as a world record for 1½ miles on dirt.
1948Citation leads seven rivals every step of the way and wins by 8 lengths.
1946Third with about an eighth-mile remaining, Assault charges to victory by 3 lengths in a seven-horse field.
1943Count Fleet gets no competition from two rivals and wins by 25 lengths.
1941Whirlaway opens a 7-length lead at midpoint, then finishes in hand for a 2½-length win in a four-horse field.
1937War Admiral takes lead shortly after start and holds it for a 3-length win in seven-horse field.
1935Shuffled back at the start, Omaha overtakes Firethorn in the stretch and wins by 1½ lengths in a field of four.
1930Gallant Fox leads almost all the way and wins by 3 lengths in a four-horse field.
1919Sir Barton has no trouble beating only two rivals, winning by 5 lengths over 1 3/ 8 miles. Distance becomes 1½ miles in 1926.
2014California Chrome, fourth with five furlongs to go, ranged up and was set down coming five wide into the stretch, but failed to pick up the pace to finish in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong.
2008Big Brown finishes last to Da Tara, the longest shot on the board. Big Brown is rank at the start and fails to respond when Kent Desormeaux asks him to run in the last turn. At that point, Desormeaux eases him up.
2004Smarty Jones extends his lead approaching the quarter pole and maintains a clear lead inside the furlong marker. Fights gamely into deep stretch then yields grudgingly while weakening in the late stages to finish second, a length behind Birdstone.
2003Funny Cide leads to the far turn, relinquishes the lead to Empire Maker at the three-sixteenths pole, battles along the inside to the top of the stretch then weakens finishing third, five lengths back.
2002War Emblem stumbles badly out of the gate then bumps Magic Weisner at start in an 11-horse field. Is rank for three-quarters of a mile and takes brief lead nearing the half-mile pole. Remains a factor to the turn and gives way finishing eighth, 19½ lengths back.
1999Charismatic takes the lead briefly at the turn but Lemon Drop Kid and Vision and Verse fly by him on the outside and he finishes third 1½ lengths back.
1998Four lengths ahead with an eighth-mile remaining, Real Quiet gets nipped by a nose at the wire by Victory Gallop in a nine-horse field.
1997Silver Charm fails to hold off Touch Gold in the final eighth-mile and finishes second three-quarters of a length back, in a seven-horse field.
1989Sunday Silence cant match Easy Goer in final quarter of a mile and finishes second, eight lengths back in a 10-horse field.
1987Checked sharply on final turn, Alysheba finishes fourth, 14 lengths behind winner Bet Twice in a 10-horse field.
1981Pleasant Colony, never better than third, finishes a little more than 1½ lengths behind Summing, with Highland Blade second in an 11-horse field.
1979The 1-5 favorite, Spectacular Bid leads with a quarter-mile left, but weakens to finish third in an eight-horse field, 3¼ lengths behind Coastal and another head behind Golden Act.
1971Canonero II leads 12 rivals for the first mile before finishing fourth, 4¼ lengths behind winner Pass Catcher.
1969Majestic Prince closes to second in a six-horse field with an eighth-mile remaining, but he cant catch Arts And Letters and is beaten by 5¼ lengths.
1968Forward Pass leads until eighth-pole, then finishes second by 1¾ lengths to Stage Door Johnny in nine-horse field.
1966Leading 10 rivals with a quarter-mile remaining, Kauai King fades to fourth, 7 lengths behind winner Amberoid.
1964Northern Dancer is second in a nine-horse field with an eighth-mile remaining, but he finishes third 6 lengths behind Quadrangle and 4 lengths behind Roman Brother.
1961Carry Back never gets into contention and finishes seventh in a nine-horse field, 13¾ lengths behind winner Sherluck.
1958Tim Tam is unable to cut in Cavans lead and finishes second by 6 lengths in an eight-horse field.
1944Pensive leads with a quarter-mile remaining, but he loses by a half-length to Bounding Home in a seven-horse field.