Photo of Sherriff Cogburn from 2010 via Sassnasty Flickr
Awww, tough break for Toby's pony, Sherriff Cogburn, who ran in today's $750,000 West Virginia Derby but unfortunately didn't win.
Don't feel too bad for the 3-year-old thoroughbred that's owned by Toby Keith, though, because despite coming in 3rd, he still won a respectable $75,000.
A pretty good payday if you ask me.
And a little note about the above picture. This is the absolute only picture I've been able to find of this horse. Holy crap. I searched and searched and searched and then it became like a challenge to dig up some picture of this darn horse. It was almost like the animal was in the witness protection program or something. Thank goodness for Sassnasty winning $4.40 last year from betting on Sherriff Cogburn and then putting the pictures on her Flickr account or we may never have known what this horse looked like.
I know I'm the only one who remotely cares about what this Cogburn looks like, but a challenge is a challenge no matter how silly it is.
There's video of today's race after the jump courtesy of ESPN (and yes, I'm aware that we can see what the horse looks like in the video).