Horse named ‘Covfefe’ wins $1 million Breeders’ Cup race

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A horse named Covfefe, a reference to a typo in a viral tweet sent by President Trump, won a $1 million race at the Breeders’s Cup in California on Saturday.

Covfefe, a 3-year-old filly, won the Filly & Mare Sprint by three-quarters of a length with jockey Joel Rosario at Santa Anita Park.

The horse’s name derives from a late-night tweetstorm by President Trump in May 2017 where he wrote “Despite the negative press covfefe.”

The end of the sentence was never provided and the next morning, Trump invited his Twitter followers to “figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe.’”

Jamie Roth, the horse’s co-owner, told USA Today the White House hadn’t contacted her. “[Trump]’s not for me, but obviously he is for some other people,” she said. “He just doesn’t stand for the things that I believe it. But I believe in Covfefe.”

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