- Date of Birth:
- March 10, 2013
Nyquist (born March 10, 2013 in Versailles, Kentucky, United States) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Nyquist was born from mother Seeking Gabrielle and father Uncle Moe. His breeder, Tim Hyde Jr, said the young colt was a good walker and had a good attitude. He went through the sales ring three times. He was first sold for $180,000 as a weanling. As a yearling, he was sold for $230,000. At age two, he was sold to Paul Reddam and Dennis O’Neill, the owner of 2012 Kentucky Derby Winner, I’ll Have Another, for $400,000. Nyquist made his racing debut in 2015. He soon found success, going undefeated in four races before winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at the end of the season. He was named American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse, winning 255 of the 261 votes. In 2016, Nyquist’s success continued as he took the San Vincente Stakes and the Florida Derby before winning the 2016 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Best Known For:
Nyquist is best known as the winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
Nyquist’s breeding rights were sold to Darley America after his 2015 win at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race. He will be put out to stud at the Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, upon retirement. Nyquist’s speed comes from Mr. Prospector and Storm Cat, two sires in his pedigree. His stamina comes from his mother’s side, as he is a descendent from Ribot, who won the Arc de Triomphe twice. Like 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, Nyquist is a 5th generation of legendary horse and Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.