Kentucky Derby Museum Stable

Kentucky Derby Museum Stable

Right outside the Museum in to the Oaks Garden Terrace you will find our live, permanent stable exhibit. Here is where we house a Resident Thoroughbred and our companion pony.

Also located in the garden terrace are the gravesites of five famous Kentucky Derby winners, Brokers Tip (1933), Swaps (1955), Carry Back (1961), Dust Commander (1970) and Sunny’s Halo (1983). Second place 2008 Derby finishing filly Eight Belles is interred in the Museum’s back garden under a Magnolia tree planted in her honor.

Current Resident Thoroughbred:


  • Gray Stallion, 16.3 hands tall
  • Ran in the 2011 Kentucky Derby
  • Foaled: April 16, 2008
  • Bloodlines include: Affirmed, Storm Cat, Northern Dancer, Raise A Native
  • Career earnings: Multiple Graded Stakes Place & Stakes Winner with a total of $353,518 in earnings, 2017 Leading Freshman Sire in Ohio, 2018 Leading Second-Crop Sire of Ohio-bred Stakes Winners, Sire of three Stakes Winners from first six starters
  • Owners: Alpha Stables, Skychai Racing LLC, & Sand Dollar Stable LLC
  • Standing stud at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio


Companion Pony:


  • Gelded Pinto-colored Pony
  • Foaled January 15, 2015
  • 39 inches tall and 380 lbs
  • As a companion pony, Tatanka provides support, friendship, and helps calm our Resident Thoroughbred