Of the eight grays who have won the Derby
, they all left quite a historic impression. Collmus recalls the 2012 Derby
with Creative Cause, who finished fifth behind I'll Have Another."He was a gray from California," Collmus said. Creator, winner of the Arkansas Derby
, has a white splotch on the top of his right thigh. "It is a bit unusual to have four gray 3-year-olds in a race."To get an idea how rare it is for 20 percent of the Derby
field to be gray, consider the 2013 foal crop.