Jeopardy James, a West Grove-based horse named after James Holzhauer, who won $2.4 million on the popular game show, finished second in his first race at Delaware Park, writes Ed Barkowitz for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The horse’s namesake, who was finally dethroned in June by Paoli native Emma Boettcher after a 33-day stretch, sent out a humorous tweet before the race.
“If there’s a competing horse named Emma, I have a hot tip on an exacta,” wrote Holzhauer.
In addition to having a catchy name, Jeopardy James has a hot pedigree. He is the son of 2004 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Speightstown.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson of West Grove bought Jeopardy James as a yearling at auction. The couple also owned 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.
It is still too early to speculate whether Jeopardy James is a prospect, according to Roy Jackson. For now, all his owner wants is for the horse to rest.
“He’s just a baby,” said Jackson. “He won’t run again for another four to six weeks.”
Read more about Jeopardy James in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.