Kentucky Derby racehorse has Kansas ties

courtesy of Stone Post Grill and Bar (LaCrosse)

RUSH COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Fans at the Stone Post Grill and Bar in LaCrosse, Kan. cheered on a racehorse at the Kentucky Derby named “McCraken”, an ode to the nearby town of McCracken, Kan.

McCraken, a one-letter difference from the town’s name, is owned by Janis Whitham and Whitham Thoroughbreds of Leoti.

McCraken finished eighth at the Kentucky Derby today.