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Local family's horse to compete in Kentucky Derby

By Kevin Wheeler - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Ike and Dawn Thrash have been racing horses for over 20 years, but the couple is still shocked one of their horses will be racing in the Kentucky Derby, May 1.

"Line of David" has been unstoppable in his last three races. His most recent win last weekend at the Arkansas Derby has earned him a spot in the Kentucky Derby.

"To actually have one in the derby is a big thrill," said Ike Thrash.

The Thrash family owns about 14 race horses including Line of David.  The couple said this might be the most luck they have had over their years of racing.

He looks like he can run all day," said Ike Thrash. "Our strategy in the Kentucky Derby would be pretty simple; you just turn him loose and see how far he can run."

That same strategy worked in the Arkansas Derby. Line of David bolted up front and stayed there until close to the finish line.

"We were pleasantly surprised that they actually came back to him and got all around him turning for home," Thrash said.

The Thrash family knows Line of David's capabilities, but he'll be going up against 19 other great horses.

"We don't have to think very hard, said Thrash. "He'll go straight to the front, and if he doesn't get a lot of company he'll run well.

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