Thoroughbred racehorse named after Jared Lorenzen

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(CBS SPORTS) - Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson plans to wear No. 22 in the Aug. 31 season opener in honor of the late Jared Lorenzen, and now a racehorse will also pay tribute.

CBS Sports reports Kentucky native Tracy Farmer will name his 2-year-old colt 'Lorenzen' after the former Wildcats quarterback and UK Athletics Hall of Famer.

Lorenzen passed away from complications arising from heart and kidney issues at the age of 38 on July 3.

"It's the least we could do," Farmer told Horse Racing Nation. "I think a great deal of him — the hardship and what he had to overcome. I admire him greatly."

The 2-year-old colt sold for $205,000 and will be trained by Mark Casse, who also trained Sir Winston, winner of the 2019 Belmont Stakes.

'Lorenzen' will soon ship to Churchill Downs in Louisville to prepare for his racing debut. Ironically, CBS Sports pointed out, Lorenzen made his first start as UK quarterback at Louisville in 2000.



 
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