Between Under Armour founder Kevin Plank and Orioles owner Peter Angelos, the celebrity list of Maryland racehorse owners already had a lot of punch. But it appears there’s still room for other winners used to being on the podium.
Olympic skiing legend Bode Miller hit paydirt with his horse on Saturday at Laurel Park in the Maryland Juvenile Futurity. The competition appeared stiff, as Peter Angelos’ beloved and previously winning Showalter was third.
— Maryland Jockey Club (@LaurelPark) December 26, 2015
Along with being owned by a gold medalist and world champion, the two-year-old horse’s own name will help it stand out on any racing bill. Ravenheart’s mix of Baltimore reference and warrior status would make it tough to bet against. But the true origin seems to lie in 90s movies, as the horse’s father’s name is Dance with Ravens.
Ravenheart’s win was the horse’s second win in four starts. According to Laurel Park’s release, Miller has six other horses currently running, so there’s more where that came from.
Miller wasn’t in attendance on Saturday, leaving us to assume that he was in a locale that is actually experiencing winter in December.