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Black Twitter wins Kentucky Derby with #BlackDerbyHorseNames

Move over, Nyquist.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published May 8, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 7:50 pm CDT

Black Twitter is one of the smartest and funniest entities on the Internet. Whether these tweeters are roasting relatives during the holidays or grilling Raven-Symoné, it’s all A+ content. This time they’re totally killing it with #BlackDerbyHorseNames

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Nyquist might have come in first place at the 142nd Kentucky Derby, but Black Twitter won the event with its hilarious hashtag. Derby horse names have always been a bit ridiculous (others from this race include Danzing Candy and Captain Bodgit), so here’s the denizens of the Internet skewering those with well-known sayings and relevant pop culture in the Black community.

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Of course, “Becky” got involved.

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Check out the rest of the amazing ideas over at #blackderbyhorsenames and somebody get these winners some medals. 

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*First Published: May 8, 2016, 11:55 am CDT