Sunday was a great day for Sean Avery. Sean Avery's thoroughbred namesake did him proud. In case you were wondering an NHL hockey rink is .303 furlongs long.
Monmouth Park: Sean Avery romps in Longfellow Stakes --
OCEANPORT, N.J. – Sean Avery – the horse, not the hockey player – looked like a superstar Sunday in the $75,900 Longfellow Stakes at Monmouth Park.
After stalking the quick pace set by Awesome Son, Sean Avery took charge at the top of the lane and drew off to an 11 3/4-length win. The victory extended his winning streak to three, after missing all of the 2010 season.
Joe Bravo rode for trainer Allen Iwinski as Sean Avery ran the six furlongs in 1:09.27. “That was real impressive,” Bravo said. “Around the turn, he was pulling on me and gave me every indication he would be tough. I just held on and enjoyed the ride.”
The 7-5 favorite, Sean Avery paid $4.80 to win...p.s. Unlike the real Sean Avery the four legged, 5-year old Sean Avery is a gelding.