“Sock” Shocks on Maryland Million Day

Who Stole My Sock and the Lewises, far left

Who Stole My Sock and the Lewises, far left

The 37th time was the charm, for the charmingly named Who Stole My Sock in the Maryland Million Starter Handicap.

Much like his apparent namesake, Who Stole My Sock was nowhere to be found for most of the one-mile race, racing well towards the back under jockey Yomar Ortiz. But running about eight-wide around the final turn and closer to the grandstand apron than the rail, the dark bay/brown five-year-old gelding joined a cavalry charge in the stretch and wore down his competition to win by a neck at odds of almost 41-1.

Owners Fred and Mary Agnes Lewis were overjoyed.

“Oh, my goodness, this is so exciting,” said Fred in the winner’s circle. “This is something we’ve dreamt about ever since they started [the Maryland Million].”

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