If you’re looking for an educated prediction on which horse will win the 2019 Kentucky Derby, is there anyone better to ask than a member of that very exclusive club of past Derby champions?
The Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions is home to several notable horses, including two Derby winners: 1984 winner Go for Gin, the oldest living Derby winner, and Funny Cide, the winner in 2003.
It seems there’s some disagreement between the two, so you’ll just have to decide which retired equine athlete you trust more.
Go for Gin and Funny Cide weren’t the only icons getting into the #KentuckyDerby spirit this week. Philadelphia Flyers’ beloved/maligned mascot, Gritty, celebrated Derby Day with a video set to Lil Nas X’s breakout country hit, Old Town Road, in what can only be described as an encapsulation of late-2010s internet culture.
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) May 4, 2019
It’s always exciting when the first Saturday in May falls on May the Fourth Be With You, because then somebody gets to Photoshop R2D2 onto the back of a horse.
— Turf Paradise (@turf_paradise) May 4, 2019
(Is that Photoshopped? Or is that actually R2D2 on a horse?)
Fortunately for those of us who missed the Game of Thrones bus, you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy the dry humor of this HBO tweet.
— HBO (@HBO) May 4, 2019
“AtTheBarnTTYL” is a great racehorse name.
— Horse Illustrated (@HI_mag) May 2, 2019
“Horse-Poor Banana” is also a pretty good one.
What is your horse’s name?
— A2D Radio (@a2dradio_com) May 4, 2019
Well, this is just cute.
— Sandra Boynton (@SandyBoynton) May 4, 2019
Watch the Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC starting today at 2:30 p.m. ET. Post time for the Derby is 6:50.
We’re wishing all the horses and jockeys a safe journey in the 145th Kentucky Derby today!