October 03, 2004

Funny Cide and Purdue Post Big Wins

If you remember the 2003 Triple Crown you'll remember that Funny Cide was last year's Smarty Jones. But since losing last year's Belmont Stakes, the New York-bred gelding has had a very disappointing career. Prior to Saturday he'd lost 9 of his last 11 starts. However, I am pleased to note that yesterday he was once again victorious, winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park (he edge out Newfoundland by three-quarters of a length). He will compete next in the Breeder's Cup Classic at Lone Star Park on October 30th.

And as for other suddenly good days after extended droughts, I'll note that Purdue finally won at Notre Dame Stadium yesterday. The last time that had happeneded was in 1974. They won big (41-16) in a game that will certainly help QB Kyle Orton's Heisman chances.

Posted by armand at October 3, 2004 10:46 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Sports

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