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Bill Parcells’ horse wins $250,000 race

Aqueduct Horse Racing AP

A horse owned by Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells won a $250,000 race on Saturday afternoon at New York’s Belmont Park.

Saratoga Snacks captured the Empire Classic Handicap for New York-bred horses by about a length after sitting just off a strong pace and taking over the lead near the top of the stretch.

The victory was the four-year-old horse’s seventh in 10 career starts and raised his career earnings to $464,600.The winner’s share of the purse was $150,000.

Saratoga Snacks was second in the Empire Classic in 2012.

A horse racing enthusiast, Parcells purchased Saratoga Snacks’ one-year-old brother for $105,000 in August.

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5 Responses to “Bill Parcells’ horse wins $250,000 race”
  1. fdugrad says: Oct 19, 2013 6:14 PM

    Not a bad year for Tuna!!

  2. jdk123 says: Oct 19, 2013 6:15 PM

    Once again, it’s good to be Bill Parcells.

  3. Magyver says: Oct 19, 2013 6:53 PM

    Ha ha, he broke even on the horse & made $45K extra, which MIGHT pay his stabling/trainer/vet bills for the year, MAYBE…

    Good for Bill, he’s a fine man.

  4. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 19, 2013 7:06 PM

    as soon as this horse starts to go downhill he’ll jump ship to the next horse team, thats tunas MO.

  5. joetoronto says: Oct 20, 2013 5:14 AM

    Way to go, Bill!

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