NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It's official, Tom and Gayle Benson's GMB Racing will have two horses in the Kentucky Derby on May 7th.
Cupid, who finished in the top 20 of the Derby standings, ran a poor race this past weekend at the Arkansas Derby, and Monday his stable decided to pull him out of "The Run for the Roses".
GMB's Mo Tom was sitting in the 21st spot, but Cupid's exit means he takes over the 20th spot. Twenty spots fill out the field for the Kentucky Derby.
The Bensons' other Derby entry is Tom's Ready. He finished 16th in the final standings.
Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson was very pleased at the latest development for his GMB Racing stable.
"We are honored to have a chance to run in the most prestigious horse race in the country and are very grateful to Dallas Stewart and Tom Amoss," Benson said. "We are proud of Tom's Ready and Mo Tom and what they have accomplished to this point. Placing two of our horses into the Kentucky Derby is very humbling for me and my wife Gayle. But what has us the most excited is sharing this with everyone in New Orleans and we look forward to bringing a New Orleans feel to Louisville on May 7!"
Both horses train at Churchill Downs in Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, in preparation for the first leg of the Triple Crown.