Nyquist captured the 142nd Kentucky Derby on a splendid day in Louisville.
After Nyquist won the Florida Derby, O’Neill opted to send his undefeated horse to Lexington to prep for the Derby instead of flying him back to California. Nyquist had great runs at Keeneland and shipped over to Louisville less than a week before he would capture the roses at the Derby. Now it’s on to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes on May 21st.
Beauty overwhelms Churchill Downs throughout Derby week. Actress Mira Sorvino told me that she felt “as though I’ve stepped into a completely elegant era from long ago.”
Not everyone behaved at Churchill Downs. Drunk teens in preppy clothes tend to lose their minds in the hot sun of the Infield.
———–Can 2016 produce another Triple Crown winner like last year’s sensational American Pharoah? It’s unlikely but not impossible. Stay tuned. In case you missed it, here’s last year’s incredible launch to what would lead to legendary status for Pharoah.