A Short Story: What 8 stars of NFL Found in Horse Racing

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The global gambling yield reached $450 billion in 2016. This was projected to rise to about $500 billion by 2019.

What is a dream of any horse racing fan?

If nothing happens by chance, a little could certainly be somewhere to do something or just become a part of the game.

The way I see it, NFL stars would really feel the honor to do even a little thing for their favorite sports. They usually do a show combining sports and entertainment, or just serve other fans voluntarily in the stands. This is quite notable that players are also fans of other sports. There are many football players, owners, and coaches who also like horse racing.

So let’s break down the list of NFL players who got their art acknowledged in horse racing.

1. Wes Welker

Former Patriot and Bronco Wes Welker won the Grade 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes with multiple graded stakes in 2015 at Royal Ascot. The current assistant coach of the Houston Texans is also involved in co-ownership with others and especially in partnership with Tamme Hat Creek Racing.

Tom Brady has also inspired by Wes Welker’s Kentucky Derby fever and brought his teammates to experience the racing madness.

2. Drew Brees

Drew Brees had also owned horses partnered with Donkey Island Racing Group. Siempre Mio (a horse name) was claimed by him from NBA superstars Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant. That time, he took his family to meet American Pharoah, a triple crown winner.

3. Vince Wilfork

A champion who got his art of playing game acknowledged with the Houston Texans and also gave a helping hand to New England Patriots, Vince Wilfork, owned Great Minds of Grade 3 who won Texas Mile in 2016 at Lone Star Park.

4. Andy Reid

Super Bowl-winning coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs and Graham Motion (his trainer), visited Kentucky Derby Animal Kingdom.

5. Mike Ditka

A longtime head coach of Chicago Bears and hall of fame tight end, Mike Ditka is a big racing fan who was seen at Pegasus World Cup last year.

6. Steven Jackson

 Steven Jackson, a former Rams running back, is frequently known to Southern California tracks. He was spotted at Breeders’ Cup in 2012, presenting a trophy to the winners.

7. Jacob Tamme

Jacob Tamme, a former tight end of Atlanta Falcons, is also in partnership with Hat Creek Racing. In Kentucky, he owned a horse farm, his best, and a favorite horse is Con Te Partiro, who won the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot England.

8. Gayle Benson and Tom Benson

Gayle Benson and the late Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints owners, have had a couple of runners in the Kentucky Derby: Tom’s Ready and Mo Tom. You can follow them on twitter for getting their racing updates.

When it comes to NFL betting systems, there is one that stands out above everything else. The bad part is that it usually only offers one play a year, and has had several years without a single play. This might be the reason why NFL stars try to play their odds in horse race betting to experience their hidden talents of predicting the victories.