photo credit: Coleman Larkin
The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest horse races in the world attracting people from all over the planet to bet on the fastest horses alive. Many bet big money on who they think will win, wearing large Derby hats and day drinking themselves into a great time.
Though this year there appears to be something new to spend your money on and the locals are referring to it as meadow muffins.
Yes, apparently an artist named Coleman Larkin is walking up to million-dollar thoroughbred horse owners and asking them if he can have their horse’s poop. According to Kentucky.com, Coleman is getting approved to encapsulate these horse turds and is putting them in fancy mason jars to sell.
“It’s a very long, very ridiculous procedure,” Larkin said in a statement. “The most difficult step is probably the one where I have to ask the type of people that own million-dollar Thoroughbreds if I can please have some horse turds to put in jars.”
This may be shocking news to us, however, Coleman has been scooping up these meadow muffins for years. On the KyforKy.com website, horse poo from 1997’s Derby winner, Silver Charm, is currently selling for $200 a jar. This horse has since retired from the track and is now living in Old Friends Farm in Georgetown but his poo is forever immortalized.
“These gorgeous nuggets of digested Kentucky bluegrass and whatever else horses eat were daringly harvested by the artist himself, fresh from the haunches of legendary 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm at Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, KY.”
The internet is going absolutely crazy about these horse droppings. Some people saying it’s disgusting while others see it as an opportunity to get rich later down the road. We don’t know whether to laugh at this or invest $200 into one of these highly valued turds.
Make sure you tune into this Saturday’s horse race to see who the winner of 2019 will be. In the meantime, we got a couple of questions for you. What’s your opinion on this? Would you buy a jar or do you think it’s this whole meadow muffin market is a load of crap?