Drew Brees has already won a Super Bowl and now has his sights set on the Kentucky Derby.
The New Orleans Saints quarterback is part-owner of a racehorse named Holy Candy, who could end up running at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May, if all goes well.
Holy Candy, having raced only four times, winning once, was a surprise late-entry Wednesday in Saturday's 750,000 Santa Anita Derby, a race that has produced 15 Kentucky Derby winners.
Holy Candy is owned by breeder Craig Stables, which is headed by Jenny Craig of weight-loss fame, and Donkey Island Racing, a group that is managed by Alex Solis Jr. and includes Brees.
Solis said Wednesday that even though Holy Candy is now entered in Saturday's Grade I race at Santa Anita, trainer John Sadler still might opt to instead race the horse in the 750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on April 14.
"Knowing John, he may wait until Friday before making a decision," Solis said.
Holy Candy, who ...