Down to the Wire: 7.8.14 – Water Cube

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Water Cube

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photo on Bob Bowman's Facebook page via Maggie Kimmit

It may or may not surprise you to know that swimming champ Michael Phelps is an enthusiastic race track fan. However the name of his new thoroughbred – co-owned with coach Bob Bowman – sounds surprisingly familiar. It’s “Water Cube” according to swimswam.com.

The Water Cube apparently was the way athletes referred to the 2008 Olympic Games’ swimming arena where Phelps won an unprecedented 8 gold medals.

Swimswam.com notes that, “The two have also been part owners in past successful horses, though not exclusively, including Cerro – a Pimlico stakes winner. Their last two purchases have been under the moniker “Charm City Racing,” and both have expressed an avid love of horse racing coinciding with their native Baltimore: including the Pimlico track that hosts the Preakness – a part of horse racing’s triple crown.”

So go Water Cube go… We expect at least 8 wins at the track…

Full Story here.

 

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