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Fauci (the Horse) Loses Race Badly in the Mud at Belmont Park

First day of live horse racing at Belmont Park on June 3.
First day of live horse racing at Belmont Park on June 3.Photographer: Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Fauci, it turns out, is not a mudder.

This is Fauci the horse, to be clear. His owners gave him the name this spring in honor of Fauci the man for all his efforts fighting the pandemic.