Derby Contenders

Dr. Kendall Hansen & Sky Chai Racing

Dr. Hansen has owned racehorses for 30 years. His introduction to horse racing began while working at a Ford Plant where a coworker gave him tips on wagering. He earned enough money playing the ponies to pay for his first year of medical school. He calls champion Hansen his “horse of a lifetime” & donated $12,000 of Hansen’s Breeders Cup Juvenile earnings to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption. Sky Chai Racing is a partnership that includes Dr. Harvey Diamond who has been involved in horse racing for over 30 years, and Jim Shircliff, the CEO of River Road Asset Management. They were represented in the 2011 Kentucky Derby by Twinspired.