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Thoroughbred racehorse named after Jalen Hurts runs fourth in debut

A fourth-place finish for Jalen Hurts? Don’t panic Alabama fans. Turns out this Jalen Hurts is a whole lot different from the Crimson Tide quarterback.

Hurts, who enters his sophomore season this fall, now has a thoroughbred racehorse named after him, a horse that made its competitive debut at Gulfstream Park in Florida over the weekend.

The results? Well, they don’t quite compare to the original Jalen Hurts.

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The equine Jalen Hurts went off with odds of 4-1 in the ninth race at Gulfstream Park for a race of five and a half furlongs, but only finished fourth, behind a winning horse with another sports-themed name: Dunk.

Gulfstream Park lists Gus King as the owner and Patrick L. Biancone as the trainer of the horse. The silks of jockey Mirko Sanna included, appropriately, a notable amount of white and red (though not specifically listed as crimson).

A disclaimer, though: The performance of a horse named Jalen Hurts has no bearing on the results for the actual Jalen Hurts, which means that it’s still not a good idea to pick Alabama to finish fourth in the SEC West.

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