The Herrick Company, in partnership with Team Valor, has found a great deal of success with Thoroughbred horse racing. The company’s first shot at the big stage came in the form of Visionaire, a 2008 Kentucky Derby contender. For Visionaire, it wasn’t meant to be — but it only took the company 3 short years to return to the Derby. Animal Kingdom, ridden by the legendary John Velazquez, went on to claim first place at the first Triple Crown race of 2011 by 2 -3/4 lengths. 2 years later, Animal Kingdom took the title of world’s best one more time winning the Dubai World Cup as a five-year old. The company has produced several more Derby contenders including Went The Day Well in 2012, Danza in 2014 (third place), Destin in 2016, Tapwrit in 2017 — who would go on to win the Belmont Stakes, and most recently Gray Magician in 2019, as well as several more spectacular thoroughbreds.