Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Pitino owns another Cardinal-themed horse
By Eamonn Brennan
Rick Pitino has made no secret of his penchant for horse racing and breeding. He has also made no secret of his penchant to name horses after his Louisville Cardinal players, particularly players from his beloved (and unlikely) 2012 Final Four team.
In April, he bought two young colts, one of them long and lanky and full of potential, the other born with a quick first step. Pitino named them "Gorgui" and "Siva," respectively.
That's a lot of money for a horse, and O'Neill is the brother of I'll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill, a controversial and famous fixture in the racing scene, all of which makes it possible that Russdiculous will be running for serious prize money -- maybe even at the Kentucky Derby -- sometime soon. I don't know about you, but that's the most exciting news I've read all day. "Run, Russdiculous! Run!" It really rolls off the tongue, huh?