Popular New Jersey-bred Who’s the Cowboy became racing’s newest millionaire after taking the $52,500 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Monday.
With the winner’s share of the purse, Who’s the Cowboy has now earned $1,026,722. The 9-year-old gelding by Intensity was bred by Carolyn Sleeter and is currently owned by Island Wind Racing and trained by Peter Walder.
Who’s the Cowboy sat patiently on the fence through the first six furlongs of Monday’s mile race. Turning for home he was blocked behind a wall of horses, before angling out and coming home with a burst of speed to post a two-length win. Who’s the Cowboy returned $7.80, $4.20 and $2.60. Pasta Lover completed the $40.60 exacta and paid $4.40 to place and $3 to show. Uncle Otto checked in third, good for a $2.80 show price.
From 66 lifetime starts, Who’s the Cowboy sports a record of 18-11-12, with 13 of those wins coming at Monmouth Park. Under Paco Lopez, Who’s the Cowboy covered the mile over a fast main track in 1:38 flat.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, July 29 – gates open at 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m. As always, the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.