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Who would win a race of the last 20 Kentucky Derby winners? [Video]

May 5, 2011 |  1:33 pm

Horse Racing Simulation, the most recognized name in virtual racing, along with the National Thoroughbred Racing Assn., recently released a video of their simulation featuring the last 20 Kentucky Derby winners.

The field includes:

Smarty Jones -- the first undefeated contender to win the Kentucky Derby (2004) to win since Seattle Slew in 1977.
Real Quiet -- who narrowly lost the 1998 Triple Crown.
Big Brown -- who drew enormous popularity in his quest for the 2008 Triple Crown.
Barbaro -- one of the most impressive Derby winners (2006) in recent years and a favorite with fans.
Monarchos -- the only other horse in history besides Secretariat (1976) to run the Kentucky Derby in under two minutes (2001).

Other contenders include Street Sense, Funnycide, Strike the Gold, Charismatic, War Emblem, Mine That Bird, Go for Gin, Super Saver and others.

The race is called by top announcer Larry Collmus, who was hired by NBC to call all three Triple Crown races this year for NBC’s national broadcasts.

Who wins? Well, you'll have to watch the video below to find out.


-- Houston Mitchell