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.
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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