22 Apr Horse Country Connections: 2022 Kentucky Derby
Every May, the Kentucky Derby brings the world’s attention to the Bluegrass state. Years of preparation comes down to two minutes for the three year old horses and their connections, all hoping to have a blanket of roses draped across their horse in the Churchill Downs winner’s circle. We are a little over two weeks away from the First Saturday in May, so we put together a list of the contenders with #HorseCountryConnections! For many of the contenders this year, their journeys began in, have run through, or are connected to Horse Country. We are so excited for our members who have a connection to our industry’s signature race.
This list is based off of the most recent update to the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. The post position draw for the race will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd. Be sure to stay tuned to our social media channels for more updates ahead of the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
Taylor Made Farm – Visit Taylor Made Farm | Derby Week 2022
- Epicenter – sired by Taylor Made stallion Not This Time
- Simplification – sired by Taylor Made stallion Not This Time, and consigned by Taylor Made as a weanling.
- In Due Time – sired by Taylor Made stallion Not This Time.
Airdrie Stud – Visit Airdrie Stud | Derby Week 2022
- Zandon – sired by Airdrie stallion Upstart and bred by Airdrie Stud’s Brereton C. Jones.
- Summer is Tomorrow – sired by Airdrie stallion Summer Front and bred by Airdrie Stud’s Brereton C. Jones.
Spendthrift Farm – Visit Spendthrift Farm | Derby Week 2022
- White Abarrio – bred by Spendthrift Farm.
- Tiz the Bomb – sired by Spendthrift stallion Hit it a Bomb and bred by Spendthrift Farm.
Lane’s End Farm – Visit Lane’s End Farm | Derby Week 2022
- Ethereal Road – sired by Lane’s End stallion Quality Road.
- Zandon – won the G1 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland this month.
- Smile Happy – placed second in the G1 Blue Grass Stakes a Keeneland this month, and was sold at the 2019 Keeneland November Sale.
- Tiz the Bomb – won the G2 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland last fall.
- Tawny Port – won the G3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland this month, and was sold at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
- Barber Road – broke his maiden (won his first race) at Keeneland last fall, and was sold at the 2019 Keeneland November Sale.
- Summer is Tomorrow – sold at Keeneland twice, during the 2019 November Sale and 2020 September Yearling Sale.
Coolmore at Ashford Stud – Visit Coolmore at Ashford Stud*
- Mo Donegal – sired by Coolmore stallion Uncle Mo.
- Zozos – sired by Coolmore stallion Munnings.
- Charge It – sired by Gainesway stallion Tapit.
- Happy Jack – damsire is Gainesway stallion Tapit.
Three Chimneys Farm
- Taiba – sired by Three Chimneys stallion Gun Runner.
- Cyberknife – sired by Three Chimneys stallion Gun Runner.
- Early Voting – sired by Three Chimneys stallion Gun Runner.
* denotes that tours are available outside of Kentucky Derby week.