Sunday, May 7, 2017
Patch Did Not Win Derby. He Is Loved
Where Did Patch Finish: One-
Eyed Horse Lost Kentucky
Derby But Won Hearts
The most-talked-about horse at the Kentucky Derby was a half-blind colt
named Patch. You can guess who we were rooting for.
a month to go until the 143rd edition of the Run for the Roses.
Patch is "a really, really cool horse to be around," Pletcher told
Bloodhorse. "Very professional, very straight forward, easy to
train. He's just a consummate pro."
No matter where Patch finished, Pletcher got to celebrate.
Always Dreaming was a Pletcher horse, too.
Go Patch! You keep dreaming! And so will we.
Top photo: Kentucky Derby entrant Patch is bathed during morning workouts ahead of the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)