- his jockey is wearing green, my favorite color
- he isn't one of the horses that has only run on a synthetic track; it is a sloppy track today
- his pedigree is down from Seattle Slew, a Triple Crown winner
- his trainer was the trainer of Eight Belles, the filly who broke her legs and had to be put down immediately following the Derby last year; Larry Jones has also already announced his retirement after this year's Derby; the jockey, Gabriel Saez, rode Eight Belles and Jones has stuck with him which shows a lot of character to me as well
- he's a pretty horse :>
Happy Derby Day to all!