Vince Wilfork’s horse wins second straight race on Thursday

AP

Well, Thursday wasn’t a total loss for Vince Wilfork.

Great Minds, a racehorse owned by Wilfork, won the fifth race at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans this afternoon. It’s the second win in less than a month for Great Minds, a four-year-old gelding.

The horse’s victory came hours after Wilfork announced the Patriots would not be exercising his contract option for 2015.

Fifth of eight horses at the head of the stretch, Great Minds closed down the center of the course to best second-place finisher Liberal Spin by a head. The race was contested on turf at about 5.5 furlongs, or a little less than three-quarters of a mile.

The winner’s share of the purse was $22,800, increasing Great Minds’ career earnings to $89,765. In addition to the two wins, Great Minds has a pair of second-place finishes and one third-place tally in 10 starts.

13 responses to “Vince Wilfork’s horse wins second straight race on Thursday

  1. How are active players allowed to participate in a betting sport like horse racing? Players couldn’t work at a casino.

  2. I wonder how long it would take Wilfork to run 5.5 furlongs? One thing for sure is he wasn’t the jockey.

  3. I suppose if the horse trained by carrying around wilfork it would be pretty strong and fast once you put a lightweight jockey on it.

  4. If Wilfork leaves and Mccourtey is unable to be signed, Revis is a greedy, greedy person.

    He really should be selfless and try to get everyone to stay put. He’s already made over $100M in his career. He’s newer to the team than some of these other players, and they are getting rid of them just to keep this guy around.
    Very selfish and unpatriotic. I cant say i wouldn’t rather keep big Vince and let Bevis go to the Yets.

  5. ” Great Minds has a pair of second-place finishes” HA HA. At least he has a pair of something. You did say the horse is a gelding right?

  6. Don’t know much about horse racing, but the payout doesn’t seem like it’s worth the expense? Am I missing something?

  7. I think the fact that Vince stands in front of the horse’s stall before each race, wearing a bib, and holding a bottle of A-1 provides a LOT of incentive to run veerrry fast!

    Love ya Vince!

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