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Forty years ago this week Regret won the Kentucky Derby—the only filly to win in the 81 runnings of the event. Regret, owned by Harry Payne Whitney, went to the post a favorite, led all the way and won by two lengths. The purse won by Regret, $11,450, was a Derby record at the time. Regret won the Hopeful and the Saratoga Special as a 2-year-old, but the Derby was her only important triumph as a 3-year-old.