Incomplete: Wes Welker's horse is 4th at Newmarket

The Associated PressJuly 12, 2014 

— NFL star Wes Welker was at the home of British racing. Consider his day incomplete.

The wide receiver for the Denver Broncos had a horse running at Newmarket in the Group 1 July Cup on Saturday. Undrafted, however, finished fourth.

Undrafted won the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park in June. Welker named the 4-year-old gelding as a reminder of his status as an undrafted player when he joined the NFL.

Ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by U.S.-based Wesley Ward, Undrafted went off at 25-1 odds. The winner was the favorite Slade Power.

Welker is a big racing fan, having cashed successful a wager at this year's Kentucky Derby. His horse Gypsy Robin ran at Royal Ascot in 2011.

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