The 137th Kentucky Derby (G1) had been run less than 24 hours ago, but
already many of the participants in the classic contest were making
their way back home on Sunday.
MASTER OF HOUNDS (Kingmambo), who just arrived in the United States from
Ireland early last week, had the longest trip back to his home base. The Aidan
O'Brien pupil was making his second trip to Churchill Downs following a
sixth-place run in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G2), and added a
fifth in the Kentucky Derby to his resume.
The dark bay was described as "bright as a button" on Sunday by traveling head lad T.J. Comerford
as he oversaw the loading of Master of Hounds on to a van at Barn 45 just before 8 a.m.
(EDT) for a trip to Louisville International
Airport and a flight Sunday evening back to Ireland. The sophomore colt was
going to have to stand a five-hour quarantine prior to being allowed to board