Aguiar told WAVE that it was his wife’s idea to name the horse after Taylor, because it is “resilient and beautiful.” Race horses get their names during their second year of life, and the names can be changed any time before their first race, according to The Jockey Club rules.

Janelle Aguiar celebrated the win on Facebook.

“Any time we win a horse race is exciting … But it takes it to a new level when you name your horse Breonna in honor of #BreonnaTaylor, the horse wins at Churchill Downs on Derby week, and you hear so many people #SayHerName,” she wrote in a post.

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