A horse named Party Dancer won a race in California on Thursday. Its owner? Rick Pitino, whose legacy at Louisville was blemished by a scandal that involved exotic dancers and escorts three years ago. Pitino was in the winner's circle with the horse at Del Mar Racetrack after the 3-year-old's second victory of the year, according to horseracingnation.com. Pitino is listed as the owner of the horse through his RAP Racing brand on the Del Mar Racetrack website. He's been involved with horse racing throughout his coaching career. However, it's unclear the date he acquired the horse or the origins of its name. The horse was auctioned to Ben McElroy in 2017, per Equibase.com. Party Dancer, trained by Callaghan Simon, finished ahead of Chalky and K P Pergoliscious in the race. Three years before Louisville fired Pitino for his alleged role in a $100,000 pay-for-play scandal, his legacy was tarnished by a sex-for-pay scandal that involved an escort...



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