This Year’s Kentucky Derby Features A Texarkana Horse

This year’s Kentucky Derby will feature a horse from Texarkana.
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This year’s Kentucky Derby will feature a horse from Texarkana.Racehorse Honor Marie, a hopeful contender in the 150th Kentucky Derby, is poised for an exciting debut this Saturday at Churchill Downs. Owners Alan and Kerry Ribble, hailing from Texarkana, have eagerly journeyed to Louisville, Kentucky, in anticipation of the prestigious event. Alongside them stand trainer Whit Beckman and jockey Ben Curtis, all sharing in the anticipation of this momentous occasion.

Honor Marie, a sprightly three-year-old colt, holds a special place in the Ribble family’s heart, having been a cherished Christmas gift from Alan to Kerry when he was just a yearling. With lineage tracing back to the renowned Honor Code and Dame Marie, the colt’s name is a testament to both his illustrious ancestry and a heartfelt tribute to their beloved granddaughter, Marie.

“The strength of his pedigree speaks volumes, emphasizing a lineage rich in stamina,” remarks Kerry Ribble, pride evident in her voice.

Having amassed enough points in previous prep races, Honor Marie has rightfully earned his place among the Derby contenders. Positioned favorably at the number 7 post, the Ribbles consider it a fortuitous spot for their prized colt.

As the anticipation mounts, with the “Run for the Roses” will take place Saturday Afternoon.