What a finish! Fans are in love with Nyquist, the winner of the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The reaction to Nyquist, ridden by Mario Gutierrez has been overwhelming. Everyone is pumped about the winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Check out what horse racing fans are saying about Nyquist.
The Kentucky Derby goes down every first Friday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The one and a quarter mile race is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports and this year, Nyquist ran those two minutes faster than any of the other 20 horses in the field. The race is also known as the Run for the Roses, referring to the blanket of flowers draped over the horse that crosses the finish line first. This year, when Nyquist earned that coat of red roses, fans on the internet exploded with joy. Here is what some of the horse racing fanatics had to say about Nyquist and the winning jockey Mario Gutierrez.
The first leg of the 2016 Triple Crown of Racing is over and the world is in awe of the winner Nyquist. The winning 3 year old horse received a 2 million dollar purse and the admiration of races fans across Twitter and the world.
Nyquist brings home the bacon again! On to Baltimore Champ.
— Bruce (@bk_buck) May 7, 2016
— Nate D Gr8 (@4tu_Nate) May 7, 2016
CHURCHILL CHAMPION Nyquist, early favorite, wins 142nd Kentucky Derby:
— Estefani paulino (@karol_paulino) May 7, 2016
Nyquist again!? Sheesh
— LWIII (@3LAWXCVi) May 7, 2016
— Madhav Namjoshi (@Robin824) May 7, 2016
The Horse #Nyquist reminds me of an a guy I dated named C.Nyquist, that did the same thing…Finish in Two minutes.
— Soni Brown (@NeonScrawl) May 7, 2016
Congratulations Nyquist!! Going to keep cheering for you, your trainer and your family!! #KyDerby
— Kita Demumbran (@XOsouthrnloveXO) May 7, 2016
— Blair (@Blayko) May 7, 2016
Not everyone was able to travel to Kentucky to hear in person, My Old Kentucky Home, before the race. But fans across the globe put on funny hats at home, mixed up mint juleps and watched every second of this exciting race with friends and family. This is a race rich with tradition and fans everywhere shared how much they love everything from the wacky hats to the tasty drinks. But most of all, fans shouted about the derby winner, Nyquist!
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Did your favorite horse win the Kentucky Derby this year? Did you wager a couple of bucks on the winner or did you just watch for fun? What did you think of this year’s amazing race?