A horse named after President Donald Trump's bizarre new word, 'Covfefe', won big at the Breeders' Cup in California on Saturday.
Covfefe, a 3-year-old filly, won the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint by three-quarters of a length under jockey Joel Rosario at Santa Anita Park, California. The thoroughbred, a 3-2 favorite with a late surge of money by bettors, paid $5 to win.
Covfefe ran seven furlongs in 1:22.40. Bellafina was second and Dawn the Destroyer took third.
Covfefe, a 3-year-old filly (pictured), won the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint by three-quarters of a length under jockey Joel Rosario at Santa Anita Park, California
The thoroughbred (pictured) is named after the same unexplained word 'covfefe' found its way in a late-night tweet made by President Donald Trump two years ago
The horse's co-owner Jamie Roth, who runs the LNJ Foxwoods stable, said she named the animal by the unusual name because the thoroughbred was 'special and we thought the name was kind of funny' she told USA Today.
'Her sire's Into Mischief and her dam is Antics' added Roth.
The origins of the horse's name go back to when Trump turned what appeared to be an embarrassing misspelled word into a global phenomenon two years ago.
The president started off by tweeting about his frustration with the media, and wrote after midnight on May 21, 2017, 'Despite the negative press covfefe'
He never completed the thought or explained the typo, instead leaving social media users to fill in the blanks.
One Twitter comedian joked: 'Pentagon confirms the Nuclear launch code is:#covfefe.'
Another said: 'New