Local family's horse to compete in Kentucky Derby - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

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.

Copyright 2010 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

    Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-19 22:07:40 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
    Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
  • Firefighter honored for saving 7 year old's life

    Firefighter honored for saving 7 year old's life

    source: wdamsource: wdam
  • 1 injured, 1 jailed in Hub City shooting

    1 injured, 1 jailed in Hub City shooting

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-11-19 18:15:09 GMT
    Coby Butler. SOURCE: HPDCoby Butler. SOURCE: HPD
    A Saturday night shooting in the Hub City injured one and landed another behind bars. Coby Butler, 56, of Hattiesburg was arrested Saturday night and charged with one count of aggravated assault.  Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore said both the suspect and victim are homeless, and the shooting happened in a homeless camp in the wooded area behind 5696 U.S. 49. around 6 p.m.  “The victim, was shot in the chest with a pellet rifle,” said Hattiesburg Po...More >>
    A Saturday night shooting in the Hub City injured one and landed another behind bars. Coby Butler, 56, of Hattiesburg was arrested Saturday night and charged with one count of aggravated assault.  Hattiesburg Police Captain Branden McLemore said both the suspect and victim are homeless, and the shooting happened in a homeless camp in the wooded area behind 5696 U.S. 49. around 6 p.m.  “The victim, was shot in the chest with a pellet rifle,” said Hattiesburg Po...More >>
Powered by Frankly