Kentucky Derby Contenders By Female Family – 2016 Edition

Female Family No. 4 has the most Kentucky Derby winners out of all the female families with 17: Day Star, Halma, Manuel, Wintergreen, Donau, Black Gold, Gallant Fox, Lawrin, Gallahadion, Assault, Middleground, Venetian Way, Majestic Prince, Canonero, Sunny’s Halo, Real Quiet, and Monarchos.

Female Family No. 1 has produced 15 Derby winners: Morvich, Pensive, Tomy Lee, Proud Clarion, Riva Ridge, Genuine Risk, Swale, Spend a Buck, Unbridled, Sea Hero, Go for Gin, Grindstone, Smarty Jones, Super Saver, and Animal Kingdom. This year’s contenders from this family are Trojan Nation, Destin, Mor Spirit, and Danzing Candy. (And Laoban, if he gets in.)

Female Family No. 23 has produced 9 Derby winners: Zev, Burgoo King, Ponder, Tim Tam, Affirmed, Winning Colors, Lil E Tee, Mine That Bird, and I’ll Have Another. Shagaf represents this family in Derby 142.

Female Family No. 5 has produced 8 Derby winners: Elwood, Sir Huon, Flying Ebony, Twenty Grand, Determine, Needles, Pleasant Colony, and Big Brown.

Female Family No. 2 has produced 7 Derby winners: Buchanan, Reigh Count, Northern Dancer, Secretariat, Cannonade, Spectacular Bid, and Giacomo. Creatorand Brody’s Cause are looking to become the 8th winner from this family.

Female Family No. 3 has produced 6 Derby winners: Citation, Dark Star, Lucky Debonair, Dust Commander, Sunday Silence, and Silver Charm. The lone representative for Family 3 this year is second-choice Exaggerator.

Female Family No. 9 has produced 6 Derby winners: Spokane, Omar Khayyam, Sir Barton, Hoop Jr., Forward Pass, and Bold Forbes. This year’s Derby competitor from this family is Suddenbreakingnews–and potentially also Cherry Wine, who currently sits on the A/E list.

Female Family No. 12 has produced 6 Derby winners: Baden-Baden, Leonatus, Joe Cotton, His Eminence, Brokers Tip, and Cavalcade.

Female Family No. 6 has produced 5 Derby winners: Worth, Old Rosebud, Bold Venture, Count Fleet, and Funny Cide. Morning-line favorite Nyquist is a member of Family 6.

Female Family No. 24 has produced 5 Derby winners: Fonso, Hindoo, Agile, Paul Jones, and Carry Back.

American Family No. 1 has produced 5 Derby winners: Riley, Ben Brush, Regret, Exterminator, and Gato Del Sol.

American Family No. 4 has produced 5 Derby winners: Clyde Van Dusen, Swaps, Iron Liege, Kauai King, and California Chrome.

Female Family No. 8 has produced 4 Derby winners: Bubbling Over, Whirlaway, Fusaichi Pegasus, and Orb. My Man Sam, Whitmore, Tom’s Ready, and Mohaymen make up a quartet of Derby contenders from Family 8.

Female Family No. 11 has produced 4 Derby winners: Ben Ali, War Admiral, Hill Gail, and Thunder Gulch.

Female Family No. 16 has produced 4 Derby winners: Shut Out, Chateaugay, Strike the Gold, and Barbaro. Mo Tom is from Family 16.

Female Family No. 13 has produced 3 Derby winners: Jet Pilot, Seattle Slew, and Ferdinand.

Female Family No. 17 has produced 3 Derby winners: Omaha, Johnstown, and Decidedly. The lone Derby contender this year from Family 17 is Gun Runner.

Female Family No. 20 has produced 3 Derby winners: Meridian, Alysheba, and War Emblem. Oscar Nominated and Outwork are members of this family.

Female Family No. 21 has produced 3 Derby winners: Plaudit, Stone Street, and Whiskery.

American Family No. 13 has produced 3 Derby winners: Vagrant, Lookout, and Lieut. Gibson. Lani is part of this family.

Female Family No. 10 has produced 2 Derby winners: George Smith and Charismatic.

Female Family No. 14 has produced 2 Derby winners: Foolish Pleasure and last year’s Triple Crown hero American Pharoah.

Female Family No. 22 has produced 2 Derby winners: Count Turf and Street Sense. Longshot Majesto is part of Family 22.

American Family No. 3 has produced 2 Derby winners: Chant and Pink Star.

Ten other female families have produced one Derby winner each.

 

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