NEWMARKET, England (AP) NFL star Wes Welker was at the home of British racing. Consider his day incomplete.
The wide receiver for the Denver Broncos had a horse running at Newmarket in the Group 1 July Cup on Saturday. Undrafted, however, finished fourth.
Undrafted won the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park in June. Welker named the 4-year-old gelding as a reminder of his status as an undrafted player when he joined the NFL.
Ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by U.S.-based Wesley Ward, Undrafted went off at 25-1 odds. The winner was the favorite Slade Power.
Welker is a big racing fan, having cashed successful a wager at this year's Kentucky Derby. His horse Gypsy Robin ran at Royal Ascot in 2011.