The field is set, the track is ready and everyone is getting ready for the most exciting two minutes in sports! The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is upon us and with that is the growing excitement of who will become the next horse in the record books! For two minutes the world stops to watch the most promising Thoroughbred race horses compete to win the most prestigious race in horse racing!
Twenty colts have made their way to Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky to compete on the world’s stage of horse racing in the first leg of the triple crown. Known by many as the most important race of the year, the Kentucky Derby is where horse racing elite come to make history! Horses like Secretariat and Barbaro have all gotten their name in the record books at this race and a select few have gone farther to win the elusive Triple Crown! Only one horse will have a shot at the Triple Crown this year, the winner of the 2013 Kentucky Derby!
This year changed things up a bit for horses allowing entry by a points system. Horses were awarded points for the races that they have won and qualified based on that. Now the top 20 horses in the nation are in Kentucky to show who can take the track fastest! There’s long shots and favorites but really, no one will know who will win until that first nose crosses the finish line!
You can celebrate Thoroughbred race history with Golden Oak Stables with Breyer horses that commemorate some of the most famous winners. Well known winners like Secretariat have found fame in the Breyer family as have newer winners like Zenyatta and Black Caviar. We’ll just have to wait and see if Saturday’s winner finds their way into horse racing history and who knows, maybe onto the shelves of Breyer collectors!