The name Funny Cide is a play on the names of the horse’s sire and dam, Distorted Humor and Belle’s Good Cide… He was gelded because he was a “ridgling,” born with one testicle undescended…. He ran at 12-1 in the Kentucky Derby, paying $27.60 for a $2 bet… In the Preakness he ran at 2-1, paying $5.80 for a $2 bet… He is owned by Sackatoga Stables, started by a small group of former high school buddies who pooled their money to buy race horses. In 2004 the owners, working with writer Sally Jenkins, published the book Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Bluebloods … and Won.
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