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Wes Welker’s Undrafted finishes fifth in stakes race Saturday

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Thought it’s a slow day in NFL circles, it’s a big day in American horse racing, with Kentucky’s Keeneland Racecourse and Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park hosting multiple key stakes races.

In the first of Keeneland’s stakes races Saturday, Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker had an entrant: four-year-old gelding Undrafted, a three-time career winner.

However, Undrafted could not add to his tally of victories, as he finished fifth, beaten by close to three lengths, in the Grade 2, $175,000 Commonwealth, Keeneland’s seventh race of the day.

According to the official Equibase chart of the race, Undrafted “was bumped at the start, settled between horses, came three wide and finished with a mild rally.”

The fifth-place share of the purse was $5,250, increasing Undrafted’s career earnings to $164,870. In addition to the three wins, Undrafted has five third-place finishes to his credit.

Wes Welker was undrafted out of Texas Tech, which explains the name of the horse, as he told ESPN last year.

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10 Responses to “Wes Welker’s Undrafted finishes fifth in stakes race Saturday”
  1. thepftpoet says: Apr 12, 2014 7:01 PM

    Wes Welker is a cool dude.

  2. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 7:27 PM

    It matches what his Broncos finished in the Superbowl.

  3. footballfundamentals says: Apr 12, 2014 8:25 PM

    Was Wes the jockey?

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 12, 2014 8:27 PM

    Since there are never any horses running behind Wes’ nag, it is “undrafted”.

  5. dfco74 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:29 PM

    Wes welker the common element in the two greatest statistical years for QB. Tom Brady 2007 Peyton Manning 2013. #wesinthehalloffame

  6. sandy102270 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:46 PM

    “Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker had an entrant: four-year-old gelding Undrafted”

    There’s comic irony in that statement.

  7. j0esixpack says: Apr 12, 2014 8:48 PM

    I’m a big horse racing fan. My couch is made from one of Secretariat’s grandsons.

  8. grimreaper12 says: Apr 12, 2014 9:00 PM

    The Horse has great hooves.

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Apr 12, 2014 10:38 PM

    Notice how the Steelers are focused on football?

  10. alamba78 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:44 PM

    They failed to mention that John Elway came in a lowly 7th place.

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