#BlackDerbyHorseNames Makes Kentucky Derby Infinitely More Hilarious

By Sameer Rao May 09, 2016

The historic Kentucky Derby was on Saturday (May 7). Fortunately for those who aren’t interested in horses, ornate hats or placing bets, Black Twitter rendered the horse race hilarious with the hashtag #BlackDerbyHorseNames:

The hashtag, which was first used as early as 2014, trended on Twitter for a few glorious hours this weekend: 


Even though trolls eventually jumped in with racist contributions (it’s Twitter, after all), #BlackDerbyHorseNames remained the best takeaway from this weekend’s event. Share your favorite tweets in the comments. 

(H/t The Root, Buzzfeed