Hockey Fans Will Love This Kentucky Derby Horse
There is a horse that is running in the Kentucky Derby this weekend that has a familiar name. If you are a fan of hockey, this may be the horse you want to take a closer look at. Messier is a horse that was born in Ontario and was named in honor of the great NHL player, Mark Messier!
Sportsnet.ca reports that:
Canadian-bred racehorse “Messier” will be one of 20 entrants in the annual Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 7. The three-year-old colt is owned by a syndicate of horse racing enthusiasts, one of which provides a unique connection to one of the best players in hockey history.
The horse that has some ties to hockey was born just north of Buffalo in Ontario!
The horse was born and bred at Sam-Son Farms in Milton, Ontario in 2019.
The race caps off a fun weekend and an exciting day of racing at Churchill Downs. Post time is set for 6:57 eastern and is one of the best traditions in sports and one of the "bucket list" items that many seek to check off!