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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.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.