Horse named after Victor Cruz wins $200K Dwyer Stakes

Kid Cruz may not be able to salsa dance, but he resembles the man he’s named after — Giants receiver Victor Cruz.

On Saturday, Kid Cruz, a three-year-old bay colt, won the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes by three-quarters of a length at New York’s Belmont Park.

Much like Victor Cruz does to defenders, Kid Cruz blew past entrymate Captain Serious (named after Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews) down the stretch to capture his third stakes with a time of 1:41.12.

This was the fifth win in eight races for Kid Cruz, who finished eighth in the Preakness. His next start will come in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 26.

No word yet on the status of Kid Cruz’s Chunky Soup endorsement.

[h/t PFT]

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