Wes Welker purchased a racehorse for $50,000 (a relatively modest price in that world) in 2011, and named it “Undrafted” as a nod to his own snub coming out of Texas Tech. The presumably scrappy horse finished in fifth place in a Keeneland Stakes race in Kentucky yesterday; per Equibase, it’s won three races and earned a total of nearly $165,000 in its career (does that word also describe equine athletes?)
It’s unclear if this whole thing has been a profitable endeavor for Welker, who had to incur wh0-knows-how-much costs related to housing, training, feeding, and transporting Undrafted, but the psychic benefits have probably made it all worth it.
Related: Wes Welker Knocked Aqib Talib Out of the Game on This Pick Play
Related: Fan Videobombs Wes Welker With Choke Signal at Knicks – Celtics Game
Related: Wes Welker, His Wife and a Blow-Up Doll Hung Out on the Beach in the Virgin Islands, Apparently
[Photo via USA Today]
blog comments powered by Disqus