Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes 2021 Results: A Dead Heat!

Todd Pletcher trains Colonel Liam who was part of a thrilling Dead Heat in the Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic with Domestic Spending
Todd Pletcher trains Colonel Liam who was part of a thrilling Dead Heat in the Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic with Domestic Spending

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The Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic was an interesting race coming in. J.N. loved Colonel Liam coming in. The Pegasus World Cup Turf winner was one of his favorite horses over the whole of the weekend at Churchill Downs. One of only tree horses to get an 'A+' in his horse-by-horse analysis. Sean and myself both liked Ivar but he preferred the value of Ride a Comet.

Colonel Liam was an Even money shot about half an hour or so before the race but he drifted slightly to 7-5. Bettors were clearly enamored with his recent fine form. Eddie Olczyk on the NBC broadcast was with our Sean in liking the value offered by Ride a Comet.

Smooth Like Strait went to the lead early and led all the way until the final furlong as the pack descended on him just they often do in turf races. Colonel Liam got into the lead and looked set to hold on but then the fast finishing Domestic Spending charged and as they came to the line - no-one knew who had the win.

We waited for several minutes and the result was still not official. The feeling was it was either a dead heat or Domestic Spending got it on the head nod but after several replays the race was declared a dead heat. That comes as no surprise as we saw slow-mo replays and just couldn't separate the two.

We have been treated to some wonderful racing and finishing under the Twin Spires today and that race was no different.

Bettors both get paid out half of the pool for the win whether they backed Colonel Liam ($2.80) or Domestic Spending ($5.20). That means the Place pool actually paid out more for both horses than the win pool.

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