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Horse named for Victor Cruz wins $200K stakes race

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A horse reportedly named for Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has captured his second straight stakes race in New York.

Kid Cruz overhauled entrymate Captain Serious (named for Chicago Blackhawks player Jonathan Toews) to win the Grade III $200,000 Dwyer Stakes by three-quarters of a length at New York’s Belmont Park on Saturday.

The winner’s share was $115,000, increasing Kid Cruz’s bankroll to $363,375. The three-year-old bay colt has won 5-of-8 races, including three stakes. Kid Cruz has bounced back from an eighth-place finish in the Preakness Stakes to win the Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont on June 7 and today’s Dwyer, which was contested at a mile-and-a-sixteenth.

According to Jerry Bossert of the New York Daily News, Kid Cruz’s next start is slated to be in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on July 26. The Jim Dandy will air on NBCSN.

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14 Responses to “Horse named for Victor Cruz wins $200K stakes race”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jul 5, 2014 6:10 PM

    If the horse was named “Cordarrelle Patterson”

    It would have won multiple horse racing titles.

    That’s what’s going to happen with the Minnesota Vikings in the close future.

  2. tedmurph says: Jul 5, 2014 6:23 PM

    Now that the horse got paid, he’ll run like a dog.

  3. tedmurph says: Jul 5, 2014 6:24 PM

    If he did a 4 legged salsa… that I would like to see.

  4. thevikesarebest says: Jul 5, 2014 6:38 PM

    If it were a horse named after a shehawk player it would have been disqualified for Ped use.

  5. mudhead123 says: Jul 5, 2014 6:54 PM

    Now if only Cruz realizes what he looks like who his TD dance

  6. phileborn says: Jul 5, 2014 7:04 PM

    Jeeeez…..the offseason really sux

  7. schmitty2 says: Jul 5, 2014 7:35 PM

    thepftpoet says:Jul 5, 2014 6:10 PM

    If the horse was named “Cordarrelle Patterson”

    It would have won multiple horse racing titles.

    That’s what’s going to happen with the Minnesota Vikings in the close future

    The Vikes are going to win multiple horse racing titles?

  8. bucsorbust says: Jul 5, 2014 7:39 PM

    Cruz is a horse, of course, of course.

  9. asimonetti88 says: Jul 5, 2014 7:59 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Jul 5, 2014 6:10 PM
    If the horse was named “Cordarrelle Patterson”

    It would have won multiple horse racing titles.

    That’s what’s going to happen with the Minnesota Vikings in the close future.
    ————————————————–
    The Vikings will be winning horse racing titles in the close future?

  10. 1952vikefan says: Jul 5, 2014 8:13 PM

    last I heard we’re prepping for the Breeders Cup after the cup lookout we’re coming for the bowl

  11. cylondetector says: Jul 5, 2014 10:19 PM

    A Horse named Manning lost last years Superbowl.

  12. whalesarenotmammals says: Jul 5, 2014 11:18 PM

    Nay! Nay!!!!!

  13. eagles512 says: Jul 6, 2014 12:43 AM

    Now that the horse got paid, he’ll run like a dog.

    Best comment….

  14. abreathofsanity says: Jul 6, 2014 2:44 AM

    So what, I have a Keith mccants Jersey next to Freemans Jersey.

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