Lorenzen could be coming to a winner’s circle near you.
Tracy Farmer, owner of this year’s Belmont winner Sir Winston, has named his latest two-year old colt after the late, great quarterback. A former member of UK’s Board of Trustees, Farmer’s name also graces a building on campus, the Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.
“It’s just in honor of him,” Farmer told Horse Racing Nation. “It’s the least we could do. I think a great deal of him — the hardship and what he had to overcome. I admire him greatly.”
Sold for $205,000 at the 2018 Saratoga sale, the horse was bred in New York, Jared’s home away from home. Trained by Mark Casse, the horse will soon ship to Churchill Downs to prepare for his racing debut.
If the colt is anything like his namesake, Lorenzen will be a powerful, record-breaking horse.