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Sean Avery, the Horse, Is Having a Better August Than Sean Avery, the Human

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers looks on against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Sean Avery, the human.

Sean Avery, the human being who plays for the New York Rangers, has had a rough month. There was that Russian-language interview that quoted a former teammate as saying that Avery had used a racial slur (the former teammate later denied saying such a thing), and there was also that whole being-arrested-on-charges-of-shoving-a-cop business. But at least Sean Avery, the horse, is having a nice month. You may recall equine Sean Avery from his win in the Longfellow Stakes back in June, and from the “Sean Avery scores!” call that accompanied it. Well, yesterday, Sean Avery won the $250,000 Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga. The longest shot in the eight-horse field, Sean Avery paid $36.20 on a $2 bet. [Blueshirts Blog/Daily News]

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