Nyquist -- the 2016 Derby favorite -- is washed outside his barn during morning training at Churchill Downs.
Nyquist's owner J. Paul Reddam speaks in the foreground as Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another grazes behind him outside of barn two on June 8, 2012 in Elmont, New York.
Reddam (C) and jockey Mario Gutierrez celebrate after I'll Have Another's Kentucky Derby success in 2012.
Gustav Nyquist of the Detroit Red Wings is the inspiration behind the horse of the same name. Nyquist's owner Reddam is a lifelong Red Wings fan. Although he has traded texts with the player, they have yet to meet in person.
Erik Johnson of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche is a close friend of Reddam's and has co-invested in horses with him. However, Nyquist -- named after a rival Detroit Red Wing -- is not one of them.
Nyquist #4, ridden by Gutierrez, leads Mohaymen #9, ridden by Junior Alvarado, out of turn four during the 2016 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park April 2, 2016 in Hallandale, Florida.
The Stanley Cup is hoisted by Patrick Kane during the Chicago Blackhawks parade in June, 2010. Nyquist's owner Reddam was given the honor of drinking out of the cup when his beloved Detroit Red Wings won the NHL title in 2002. The cup was reportedly making its way to Nyquist's stable before the Run For the Roses on May 7.
Kentucky Derby's 14-karat gold trophy at Churchill Downs.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai, presents the owners of U.S. horse California Chrome with the Dubai World Cup trophy. Sheikh Hamdan is the owner of Mohaymen, one of the favorites in Kentucky.