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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Thursday, September 20, 2007

NOT IN THE MONEY

Racehorse trainer Efrain Nieves expected to win on the racetrack with his 9-year-old mare Dona Chepa, but didn't think it would be with the longest consecutive losing streak.


Dona Chepa took the prize, a plaque, for her last-place finish at Camareo Racetrack in eastern Puerto Rico after surpassing the 0-124 record set by the Australian horse, Ouroene, who raced from 1976-83.

While Don Chepa comes from a distinguished line of champion racers, she beat Ouroene's record with her 125th loss yesterday. The closest she came to ever winning a race was in May 2003 when she finished second.

The star-crossed horse has won $12,971 despite results that include 22 fifth-place finishes and 90 others out of the money.

It's good to know that being last sometimes can make you first.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

Look at American Idol's castoff William Hung. He ended up with a recording contract, personal appearances and became a millionaire- more than many of that season's top 10 contestants could boast.

Thu Sep 20, 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

..The Old Grey Mare,she ain't what she used to be,ain't what she use to be....
Guessno sense in breeding her,eh?
Put her out to pasture,let her pull the hay wagon at Halloween.

WHOA Horsey! WHOA Horsey!

Thu Sep 20, 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell the glue factory.

Thu Sep 20, 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Hi-ho Silver said...

where's that masked man when you need him?

Thu Sep 20, 05:38:00 PM  

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