Belmont-winning horse owner names colt after Jared Lorenzen
This story could only be more Kentucky if it involved bourbon.
Tracy Farmer, the owner of recent Belmont winner Sir Winston, is a Kentucky Wildcat through and through. Horse Racing Nation’s Jonathan Lintner notes that Farmer, “served on the school’s Board of Trustees, has his name on the Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, plus attends the school’s football games as a season ticket holder.” So it’s no surprise that Farmer wanted to pay tribute to late UK quarterback Jared Lorenzen, who passed away earlier this month, by naming his 2-year-old colt “Lorenzen.”
“It’s the least we could do,” Farmer told Horse Racing Nation.
“I think a great deal of him — the hardship and what he had to overcome. I admire him greatly.”
Farmer cautioned that he has no idea what the future holds for Lorenzen, but the tribute felt right.
“You never know what kind of horses these are,” Farmer said. “You know how that is, but I go to all the football games and was a great fan of his.
“It’s just in honor of him.”
The horse fetched $205,000 at a 2018 sale and is trained by Mark Casse.