Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Two ‘Rednecks From Tennessee’ A ‘Perfect’ Match
by Chelsea Hackbarth | 04.04.2019 | 1:43pm
Best friends since their childhood in rural Tennessee, Clint Joiner and Tyler Alexander are on the ride of a lifetime with Kentucky Derby hopeful Plus Que Parfait (a phrase meaning the past perfect verb form in French, literally translated as “more than perfect”).
Alexander's wife videoed him watching the ridgling's UAE Derby victory: he was “helping” jockey Jose Ortiz ride the colt all the way to the wire. Alexander's euphoria is palpable; a big win like this would be a triumph for any breeder, but it is especially sweet because Plus Que Parfait is just the second foal bred under the friends' banner of Calloway Stable.