Horse named after Breonna Taylor and owned by her family attorney wins ...

A horse named after Breonna Taylor and owned by her family's attorney won a prestigious pre-Kentucky Derby race at Churchill Downs on Thursday. 

Breonna, a three-year-old filly owned by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar and his wife Janelle, was a decisive winner in wet conditions during the six-furlong race on Thursday.

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was shot and killed by police executing a no-knock warrant in March 2020.

Aguiar's wife Janelle said naming the horse after Breonna Taylor was a way of keeping her name in the spotlight. 

CNN affiliate WAVE  reported that Aguiar watched the race at his office with Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer.   

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'The horse is resilient and beautiful,' Aguiar told the station.

Wife Janelle wrote on Facebook: 'Any time we win a horse race is exciting. 

'But it takes it to a new level when you name your horse Breonna in honor of #BreonnaTaylor, the horse wins at Churchill Downs on Derby week, and you hear so many people #SayHerName'.  

Breonna, a three-year-old horse named after Breonna Taylor, won a race at Churchill Downs Thursday. The horse is owned by the Taylor family attorney

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was shot and killed by police executing a no-knock warrant in March 2020

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was shot and killed by police executing a no-knock warrant in March 2020

The wife of Breonna Taylor's family attorney Janelle Aguiar said she wanted to name the horse Breonna to keep her name in the spotlight

The wife of Breonna Taylor's family attorney Janelle Aguiar said she wanted to name the horse Breonna to keep her name in the spotlight

The couple owns about 20 horses through JS Stables, LLC -- a thoroughbred racing operation. They said it was the most thrilling victory of Breonna's blossoming career. 

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