Stanley Cup to visit Kentucky Derby contender Nyquist

May 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Stanley Cup is coming to the Kentucky Derby.

The prize awarded to hockey's championship team will be brought to the barn of trainer Doug O'Neill on Saturday, hours before he saddles expected Derby favorite Nyquist in the 1 1/4-mile race.

Nyquist's owner, Paul Reddam, is Canadian and he's a big fan of the Detroit Red Wings. Reddam named his prize colt after Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist, who is Swedish.

The Cup will be escorted by its minder who travels with it throughout the year.