LSU RB Leonard Fournette may run like a racehorse out of the starting gates, but for Staton Flurry, he hopes it’s the other way around.
Flurry, an avid LSU fan and owner of Flurry Racing Stables in Hot Springs, Ark., has a 3-year-old thoroughbred horse that will debut Friday at Belmont Park in New York. The horse’s name? You guessed it: “Fournette”.
“When we bought this latest horse, my trainer said, `It’s a big, stout tough looking horse,’ ” Flurry told Ron Higgins of Nola.com. “I said, ‘What better name than ‘Fournette’. Hopefully, it will make him run like Leonard.”
Friday’s race at Belmont Park will be its sixth of the racing season, and the first of Fournette’s — the horse’s — racing career.
Fournette has been on a tear in training recently, and should be 100 percent after suffering a minor injury in January that cost him a chance to debut then. Flurry is excited for Fournette to make up for lost time.
“If he runs like he has been working out, he’ll be the best horse I’ve ever had,” Flurry said. “He’s going to be something special.”
Not unlike his human equivalent.