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Puig the horse finishes in the money in racing debut

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Puig, the No. 3 horse, finished in second place in his racing debut on Sunday.

A 32-1 long shot finished in second place in his racing debut at Del Mar Racetrack in San Diego on Sunday. That horse’s name: Puig.

It caught the attention of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who tweeted encouragement.

And it worked. Puig, ridden by jockey Santiago Gonzalez, finished 3¼ lengths back of winner Red Lightning in the fifth race on Sunday at Del Mar, paying $17.80 and $9.60.