Aguiar told WAVE that his wife’s idea was to name the horse after Taylor because it was “resilient and beautiful”. Racehorses are given their names when they are two years old and the names can be changed at any time before their first race according to the rules of the Jockey Club.
Janelle Aguiar celebrated the win on Facebook.
“Every time we win a horse race it’s exciting … but it takes it to a new level when you name your horse Breonna in honor of #BreonnaTaylor, the horse wins derby week at Churchill Downs and you so many people
hear # SayHerName, “she wrote in a post.