The first Saturday in May has come and gone and with it a new champion has been crowned. The illustrious Kentucky Derby has once again excited the masses with the most exciting two minutes in sports, and of course, the winner already has everyone’s hearts hoping for history to be made one again.
The 142nd Kentucky Derby truly brought horses from near and far to compete in one of the most prestigious races in the world. The three year olds that came to Churchill Downs to try their luck at the Kentucky Derby hailed from as far as Japan and had raced all over the world before coming to Kentucky.
With clear skies and good track conditions the race began with a strong showing from the entire field. As the final stretch came into view the favorite, Nyquist, came out from the pack and pulled ahead to win.
With the Preakness already in their sights, Nyquist and his owner, trainer and jockey are hopeful that he will go on to make history just like American Pharoah, by winning the Triple Crown. Horse racing fans are excited too, and hopeful that history can be made two years in a row.
Golden Oak Stables congratulates Nyquist on his incredible win! Stay tuned to Stable News for his journey towards the Triple Crown!