We’re all rooting for Nyquist on his quest for the Triple Crown! Here are some fun facts about this undefeated champ to get you ready for Preakness on Saturday.

  • He’s undefeated!
  • 27 undefeated horses have started in the Kentucky Derby since 1912 – but only 8 have exited the Kentucky Derby undefeated
  • He’s named after Swedish ice hockey player Gustav Nyquist, a starting right wing for the Detroit Red Wings
  • He was purchased at for $400,000
  • He entered the Kentucky Derby with a record $3,322,600, eclipsing the prior record of $1,719,040
  • He was sired by Uncle Mo, the youngest Derby-winning sire at age 8 Nyquist
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