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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.


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Left to right, Tyler Alexander, Clint Joiner, and Greg “Hay Guy” Cischke
Left to right, Tyler Alexander, Clint Joiner, and Greg “Hay Guy” Cischke

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