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Donna Barton Brothers did not set out to follow the path blazed by her mother, Patti, by becoming a jockey. And yet she rode from 1987-98 and ranked as the second-leading money earner of all time among women when she retired.

Barton Brothers did not set out to be an on-horseback reporter who covers major races for NBC Sports. And yet she has admirably filled that role since 2000, conducting insightful interviews that are widely applauded.

None of this happened by chance, of course. Whatever she undertakes, she prepares for success.

Every year, the run for the roses enshrines its winner in sports history; but have you ever wondered what happens to the winners after the sun sets on another Kentucky Derby? Catch up with the winners of the past 27 years of the world’s biggest horse race below.

2020: Authentic

Throughout the years, most top contenders in Kentucky Derby prep races have been colts or geldings. Although fillies are eligible for all Derby preps and can earn points toward securing a spot in the starting gate for the first jewel of the Triple Crown, not many of them take on males along the Derby trail or in the classic.

For the most part, the great American-based fillies and mares of the last few decades were stars who beat the boys in Triple Crown races or major Grade 1 stakes on dirt.

One of the exceptions was Tepin.

He came, like the fog in Carl Sandburg’s famous poem, silently. For a time he lingered, just long enough for his presence to be acknowledged. And then, like the fog, he moved on, all too soon, leaving everyone to wonder what might have been.

His name, of course, was Lost in the Fog.

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