Horse Named Pedroia, After Red Sox Second Baseman, Wins Race at Suffolk Downs


Hey Pedroia, why the long face? Oh, that’s right. Because you are a horse.

A four-year-old chestnut filly named Pedroia won the third race at Suffolk Downs on
Wednesday, capturing the victory by a margin 9 3/4 lengths under the guidance of jockey Hector Ramos.

The horse, trained by Arthur Duffy, Jr., is named after Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, but he has no affiliation with it.

Pedroia was a heavy favorite heading into the race, where she ran the one mile and 70 yard
distance in 1:47.60, returning $3.40, 2.20 and 2.20 in beating her seven opponents. It was also a good day for Ramos, who rode three winners, albeit those with less interesting names.

It might be a little confusing for Red Sox fans to refer to Pedroia as “her,” but the bottom line is that the name just seems to breed winners. Anytime someone named Pedroia is winning, though, you’ve got to think it’s a good day for Red Sox Nation.

Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Suffolk Downs

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