The Kentucky Wildcats know all about twins, especially since Aaron and Andrew Harrison have arrived on campus. Another thing Kentucky knows about is horses, as Lexington is the horse capitol of the world. Of course, what happens when the two cross paths? Well, look no further than Danny Benningfield, a gentleman from Elizabethtown, KY who has taken up horse breeding as a hobby and has a fandom for the Kentucky Wildcats that runs deep. With horses named after things concerning his favorite team, Mr. Benningfield seems to have found a niche. Coach Rupp, Coach Cal, and Blue are three of his horses. Of course, his prized possessions grew to five just the other day after a rare occurance.
In an absolutely unbelievable event, Danny’s mare, Blue, gave birth to healthy twin colts. To put this into prospective, the odds that this event takes place have been set at one in 10000, which is the low end estimate of the odds. In other words, it’s an extremely rare event. Of course, knowing that this meant coming up with two more Kentucky Wildcats related names for the twin colts, he turned to his family who had the perfect names. Aaron and Andrew, named after the Harrison twins who helped navigate the latest version of the Kentucky Wildcats to a runner-up finish in the 2014 NCAA tournament, are seemingly healthy and should go on to live a long life.
Credit for this story goes to WHAS11 out of Louisville, KY. The interview with Mr. Danny Benningfield can be seen below, discussing his fandom, his breeding hobby, and the reasoning for his Kentucky Wildcats named horses.