Derby Contenders

Matthew Bryan

Matt Bryan also races under the name of Big Chief Racing and has been involved in racing syndicates prior to purchasing several two year olds on his own, one of those being Ive Struck A Nerve. He remembers watching Seattle Slew win the 1978 Kentucky Derby on television and reading all the coverage of the Triple Crown winner and thinking how awesome horse racing was. On a family trip he was introduced to live racing at a racetrack in Tijuana Mexico and realized seeing it in person was an amazing experience. While attending the University Of Oklahoma he would make trips to Remington Park and found he also liked to handicap the horses. He and his wife attended the Kentucky Derby in 2006 and witnessed the victory by Barbaro. Matt is CEO and President of M G Bryan Equipment Co and M W Rental Equipment Co.