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Unified’s Customers and Kentucky Derby Contenders Ties

Published: April 26, 2023 Updated: January 8, 2024
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Kentucky.  The Running of the 149th Kentucky Derby.  Kentuckians and visitors are gearing up with their outfits, parties, families, friends, and handicapping all to watch the fastest two minutes in sports.

Of course, none of this could be possible without the amazing, athletic, and beautiful animal, the horse and their wonderful trainers and owners.

Unified Technologies’ customer Ben Gowans with Gainesway Farms tells us about one of the top 20 Kentucky Derby contenders in Tapit Trice.  “Tapit Trice is a very exciting horse for all of us. He is a horse we have held in high regard for a very long time so it’s quite rewarding for our team to see a horse raised on the farm go on to be one of the KY Derby favorites. We sold him for $1,300,000 at the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and were very fortunate that Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm allowed us to stay on as co-owners.

Tapit Trice is the only offspring of a Gainesway stallion headed toward this year’s race, but another fun tidbit is 3 of the top 20 contenders are sons of Tapit daughters. They are listed below: “

Kingsbarns – Tapit mare Lady Tapit

Rocket Can – Tapit mare Tension

Hit Show – Tapit mare Actress

Gainsway’s filly Spendarella is on track to make her first start this year in the Grade 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile on the Derby undercard.

Another customer, Godophin, owns Gainsborough Farm and has a horse running on Derby Day, Cody’s Wish.

The story of Cody’s Wish begins at Godolphin’s Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. The Make-A-Wish Foundation, in partnership with Keeneland Race Course, set 12-year old Cody Dorman and his family up with a visit to the decorated farm back in 2018. Born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, Cody Dorman epitomizes strength, bravery, and the will to never give up. Cody’s been put through upwards of 50 medical operations; he is unable to walk or speak, and uses an electronic tablet to communicate. Little did he or his family know what would transpire that afternoon at Gainsborough Farm. His courageous story would be taking on a whole new meaning, capturing the hearts of many in the process.

The rest of the story is here https://pastthewire.com/codys-wish-the-heartfelt-story-thoroughbred-racing-needed/.

Unified wishes all their customers, trainers, owners and horses the best of luck this Derby week!