If Jack Nicklaus can win the Masters at 46, I can win the Kentucky Derby at 54.— Bill Shoemaker
Contentment Kentucky Derby quotations
Until you go to Kentucky and with your own eyes behold the Derby, you ain't never been nowhere and you ain't seen nothin'!
You can't win the Kentucky Derby unless you're on a thoroughbred.
In some circles, the Mint 400 is a far, far better thing than the Superbowl, the Kentucky Derby, and the lower Oakland roller derby finals all rolled into one. This race attracts a very special breed.
To win the Kentucky Derby is the goal of every trainer, every hot-walker, every backside person. They may be just rubbing on a horse, or hot-walking a horse, but they wonder if they could win the Kentucky Derby.
You can't run a mule in the Kentucky Derby.
The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long.
It is the quickest event in sports, except for Sumo-wrestling & Mike Tyson fights. Maybe Drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it.
Twilight is to Vampires what My Little Pony is to Kentucky Derby Winning Horses.
As a young boy I won a few dollars in 1972 when Riva Ridge won the Kentucky Derby. I had overheard someone say he was going to win, and I guess that made an impression on me.