The stallion barn at Darley's Jonabell Farm was drowsy and still except for the droning of fans mounted over each stall door. Most of the stallions were dozing in the early June warmth, or searching listlessly for wayward bits of hay that remained from their morning feeding.
2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist stood in the deepest shadows of his stall, as Medaglia d'Oro, stunningly large and perpetually anti-social, slouched with only his backside visible. Frosted, "too smart for his own good," is rowdy and playful in a juvenile way. And the magnificent Bernardini searches your soul with his placid kind eyes.