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Posted: May 06, 2017

What's your Derby horse name?

Assistant trainer Alice Clapham maneuvers Kentucky Derby entrant Irish War Cry for a bath area outside Barn 41 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
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Assistant trainer Alice Clapham maneuvers Kentucky Derby entrant Irish War Cry for a bath area outside Barn 41 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LOUISVILLE —

In honor of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, you can now generate your very own horse name.

Racehorses are known for their colorful names. This year's Kentucky Derby contenders include Thunder Snow, Girvin, McKraken and Patch, the one-eyed horse.

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The Courier-Journal has created an interactive that allows users to enter their first initial and day of birth to create a unique Derby horse name. There's also a random name generator.

Users are encouraged to share their Derby horse name on social media.

The 143rd Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs Saturday at 6:34 p.m. ET.


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