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Wes Welker’s Undrafted wins $300K stakes race at Belmont Park


You may have heard that Wes Welker had a very good Kentucky Derby day.

Well, Welker could be having an even better Belmont Stakes Saturday.

Undrafted, a horse owned by the Broncos’ receiver, captured the $300,000 Jaipur International Stakes this afternoon at Belmont Park.

A four-year-old gelding, Undrafted rallied from mid-pack and stormed home to win by 1.5 lengths in a swift 1:07 and two-fifth seconds. A winning $2 bet on Undrafted paid $11.60.

The winner’s share of the purse was $165,000, improving Undrafted’s career earnings to $362,040.

According to the Boston Globe, Welker is not slated to be at Belmont on Saturday. Wherever Welker is, he figures to relish this win, the first stakes triumph for Undrafted.

The Belmont Stakes, the jewel of Belmont’s Saturday card, will start at 6:52 p.m. Eastern and will be shown live on NBC.

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12 Responses to “Wes Welker’s Undrafted wins $300K stakes race at Belmont Park”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 7, 2014 2:23 PM

    Plus 33% for gratuitous over-payment, give the horse an extra $100k, and don’t spend it all in one barn!

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2014 2:34 PM

    First Overall brought up the rear of the field.

  3. jacobslatter says: Jun 7, 2014 2:39 PM

    Mike Tice wants to be Welker’s friend.

  4. mclovin07 says: Jun 7, 2014 2:51 PM

    Welker must be Irish with that much luck!

  5. mediasloppy says: Jun 7, 2014 3:03 PM

    I hope he relishes the horse first hand. Working at a race track as a kid, most of the owners relish the pictures standing next to a winning horse, while trainers and others do all the hard work and affection the horse needs…

  6. patriotsdefense says: Jun 7, 2014 3:30 PM

    I hope he stops taking hits on the head and retires to the race track as an horse owner/breeder.

  7. stealthjunk says: Jun 7, 2014 3:41 PM

    Undrafted…what a perfect name for his horse!

  8. uglydingo says: Jun 7, 2014 3:46 PM

    Good for Wes. One of the real characters of the NFL who obviously enjoys living life to the fullest and deserves every possible success.

  9. kd75 says: Jun 7, 2014 3:59 PM

    Too bad he can’t breed it…

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2014 5:36 PM

    If Aaron Hernandez on the loose, he would have dropped the horse with a single punch. Alex Karras style.

  11. j0esixpack says: Jun 7, 2014 9:21 PM

    Wow – $300,000 for one race!

    Actually, come to think of it, Welker earns more than that per game… and that’s even with the him taking a lesser contract from the Broncos than the one offered to him by the Patriots

  12. huskersrock1 says: Jun 8, 2014 12:29 AM

    That horse will make over 2 million is stud fees.

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