The human and the horse

TwinSpires Staff

April 25th, 2024

As the 150th Kentucky Derby approaches, we want to honor the beautiful connection that occurs between the horse and the human that cares for them. It's an unwavering care and admiration that lasts well beyond the horses life. The bond between these people and their horses are unbreakable and such an inspiration to others. The fun they share is undeniable. Here are some examples of these amazing horses, their lifestyle, the inspiration, and the bond they share with those around them. Enjoy!

Derby Gives 2024: Racing for more

A few days following the official Kentucky Derby post-position draw, held on April 27 at Churchill Downs, there will be a second post-position draw fans tuning into the Kentucky Derby action should pay attention to. On April 29, a special aftercare post position draw will held on the Churchill Downs backstretch. The Churchill Downs Foundation's familiar 50/50 raffle is proud to feature a new unique opportunity with Derby Gives 2024: Racing For More.  

Each elite Thoroughbred running in the Kentucky Derby will be paired with a Thoroughbred aftercare nonprofit with a $150,000 purse to be shared. The organization that is paired with the winning horse wins a grand prize of $25,000! Want to help these organizations raise even more? Through Sunday, May 5, make a donation and learn more about the participating organizations. 


The undeniable bond between the human and the horse

Just horsing around

Inspired to be so much more