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Photos: Belmont Stakes 2017

Photos: 2017 Preakness Stakes

What's your Derby horse name?

In honor of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, you can now generate your very own horse name.

Racehorses are known for their colorful names. This year's Kentucky Derby contenders include Thunder Snow, Girvin, McKraken and Patch, the one-eyed horse.

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The Courier-Journal has created an interactive that allows users to enter their first initial and day of birth to create a unique Derby horse name. There's also a random name generator.

Users are encouraged to share their Derby horse name on social media.

The 143rd Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs Saturday at 6:34 p.m. ET.

Report: Nyquist pulled out of Belmont Stakes

It appears that Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will not be running in the Belmont Stakes this year.

According to the Daily Racing Form, Nyquist now has a high white blood cell count after he spiked a fever following Saturday's Preakness Stakes race. He finished third in that race, ending hopes of another Triple Crown this year.

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The Preakness was overshadowed by the deaths of two horses and an injured jockey during earlier races at Pimlico Race Course.

Two horses die at early Preakness Day races

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photos: 2016 Preakness preview

Photos: Wild, wacky Kentucky Derby hats

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