Donald Trump and Melania in 1999.
U.S. Presidents and the Kentucky Derby
George W. Bush being interviewed by ESPN at the 2000 Derby.
George H. W. Bush attended Derby three times: in 1993, 1995 and 2000.
Nixon and Ronald Reagan clearly having a great time in 1969.
Jimmy Carter attended the Derby in 1983.
Gerald Ford loved the Kentucky Derby. He attended 13 times and witnessed two Triple Crown winners win the Derby; Seattle Slew in 1977 and Affirmed in 1978. Ford also attended the Derby in 1969, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988.
Nixon in 1969.
Lyndon B. Johnson attended the Derby in 1952.
We know that Truman attended the Kentucky Derby before he became president in 1945, but we're not sure of the year.