Real Life Breyer Horses: Race Horse Fever

The eyes of the world were turned this Saturday to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The first Saturday in May everyone is a Thoroughbred fan as the world’s best three year olds race for their way in the history books!

The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of The Triple Crown, which can be won by a horse if they can win three races in a row, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont. Many horses have come close but only a few have actually achieved the difficult task of coming over the finish line first in these three consecutive races. It’s no surprise that every year millions around the world sit on the edge of their seat rooting for another horse to make their way into the history books.

This year I’ll Have Another galloped his way into the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs to become the 138th winner of the Kentucky Derby.  Situated in the 19th spot this 15:1 chestnut colt raced from the outside and burst through the pack to beat the favorite, Bodemeister, to cross the finish line in a striking 2:01.83 minutes! I’ll Have Another will have the difficult task of following up this astonishing win in a few weeks at the Belmont Stakes where he’ll have to go against some of the same horses and a few new ones to see if he can make his way into the record books!

Thoroughbred racing fever is in full swing as we await the next two legs of the Triple Crown and while we all get caught up in the flurry of racing, Golden Oak Stables can help bring a little bit of the racing world to you! From famous race horses, to sets that will help you recreate your own trip to the winner’s circle, there’s a way to bring a little bit of the excitement of the world of racing to you!

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