Johnson sprinted one-sixteenth of a mile in 11.1 seconds to defeat Thoroughbred racehorse Restore the Roar on the turf at River Downs in Ohio. The photo finish showed Johnson ahead by 12 horse lengths at the wire. ...
Restore the Roar, a 4-year-old colt named after a Bengal-themed cheer, broke well at the eighth pole but took a while to get up his momentum. “I rode him hard every jump of the way, but I think he's more of a route horse,” said Patricia Cooksey, who came out of retirement to challenge Johnson. In 1993, Cooksey defeated Bengal Chris Collinsworth in a similar match race at River Downs.
Monday, June 11, 2007
FAST MAN BEATS SLOW HORSE
Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals ran a race against a horse over the weekend. Somehow, the horse lost. Blood Horse reports:
Johnson did not have a small man riding on his back.