The $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes at on Saturday was the first of three major prep races at Gulfstream Park on the road to the Kentucky Derby. This time of year is when the real buzz starts about Derby contenders, and races like the Holy Bull can always be counted on to raise the volume on all of the chatter.
Coming into Saturday, most of that buzz surrounded 2-year-old champion and Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire. America’s Best Racing conducted a Twitter poll (see below) and fans overwhelmingly picked Classic Empire to win the race. But, as is so often said in racing, you never know how a race might unfold – and that’s why they run the race. In the end, Irish War Cry pulled an upset and the racing fans on Twitter continued to weigh in. Here were some of our favorite tweets from Holy Bull Day.