Yoko Oh No!

by | 12.08.2010 | 4:27pm

“Imagine, Yoko wins” cried Laurel Park track announcer Dave Rodman. But the glory didn't last.

The hunch play at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon, on this 30th anniversary of the shooting death of music legend John Lennon, was a horse named Yoko.

While Yoko Ono, the widow of the ex-Beatle, was holding a quiet vigil in her New York home near where her husband was gunned down, Yoko the Thoroughbred was battling her way to victory in a maiden claiming event for 2-year-old fillies at the Maryland track.

Hunch players who bet Yoko weren't smiling for long, however. After an objection was filed, Yoko was DQed and placed fifth for causing interference at the start.


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