Rove took some beating at Churchill Downs on Election Day. Trainer William Brumley lost with Rove--a 4-year-old gelding (and no relation to Bush political advisor Karl Rove, according to the Wall Street Journal)--in the second race at Churchill Downs on Election Day at 37-1 . He finished dead last in the maiden claiming race.
Unlike the human Rove, the equine version has raced six times and never won. Provoking still more grins among the politically minded horse set is that the winner of the race was none other than a chestnut colt named…Special Interest.
And the Equibase comment line for Rove in the race chart simply says "Outrun." Brilliant race and political commentary wrapped up in one. Congrats to the Churchill chart caller for what has to go down as one of the sharpest chart calls of all time.
WSJ Washington Wire Blog: Rove the Horse Also Loses
Equibase chart: Churchill; Nov. 7; Race 2 (direct download from Equibase.com)