Derby Contender Profile: Mohaymen

05/07/2016 02:01 PM

Post Position: 14
Morning Line Odds: 10-1
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Jockey: Junior Alvarado

Mohaymen is a gray or roan colt by Tapit, out of the Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie, foaled May 2, 2013 in Kentucky. Mohaymen is one of three sons of Tapit entered in this year’s Kentucky Derby; Lani and Creator are the other two. Mohaymen means “dominant” in Arabic.

Mohaymen is owned by Shadwell Stable, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Junior Alvarado. McLaughlin is from Lexington and briefly attended University of Kentucky but left in order to pursue a full-time racing career. He trained 2005 Kentucky Derby runner-up Closing Argument who ran second at odds of 70-1. Mohaymen will be jockey Junior Alvarado’s first Kentucky Derby mount.

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