Frac Daddy to represent oil field workers in Kentucky Derby run

This year’s May 4 Kentucky Derby field includes a horse oil and gas workers can get behind – though his odds of winning aren’t very good.

Horse owners Carter Stewart and Ken Schlenker both work in the energy industry, according to interviews they gave to the Billings Gazette of Montana. Stewart is a petroleum geologist and Schlenker is a land man. The horse’s name is a nod to hydraulic fracturing.

“Ken and I kind of consider this horse, named Frac Daddy with all the fracking going on, as a tribute to the oilfield workers of America,” Stewart said told the paper.

The men talk about their history with horse racing, energy and this horse in the story.

In an interview Thursday with horse’s trainer, Ken McPeek, the Daily Racing Form described Frac Daddy as one of the “longest shots,” in the race. McPeek told the publication that the horse had run well at Churchill Downs previously.

McPeek also talked about the other horse he has in the field.