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.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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