Devon Dat Cash edged Vodka With Ice by a head as 17-to-1 long shots finished first and second Sunday in the $63,810 Bank of America Emerald Downs Challenge Championship for older Quarter Horses.
Vodka With Ice paid $15.20 and $7.60.
A photo finish was required as Devon Dat Cash, in post –position 10, and Vodka With Ice, in post-position 1, raced on the outer and inner parts of the racing strip.
Devon Dat Cash won at the 440-yard distance despite the fact he hadn’t raced since a Jan. 24 victory at Portland Meadows.
“It’s been a long time since he ran, so I didn’t know if he’d be able to go 440 yards,” Torres said. “He broke really well, but then he started to lug in a little bit. I switched sticks and he started to run straight again. He’s the kind of horse that you have to stay busy on.”