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Former NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire bets on a horse for the first time and wins

Amar'e Stoudemire

Former Knicks icon and a wonderful player Amar’e Stoudemire got really lucky over the last weekend. He had bet on a horse named “Knick Go” at the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. He is currently the Brooklyn Nets assistant coach and won 700 dollars. For someone who was betting for the first time, this is a huge win.

The event that took place and stars attending the event

The Knicks icon also got lucky in another way. Sources have confirmed that a woman was seen writing her number on a piece of napkin and slipping it into his pocket. The socially distanced event took place at only a 15% occupancy outdoors. Tyga, the artist Bradley Theodore and model Jasmine Sanders also attended the event.

Amar'e Stoudemire

The horse that won

It turns out that Knick Go – whose name is pronounced as “K-Nicks”, is a horse owned by a Korean Racing Authority and is not named after the NBA basketball team. The name apparently refers to the company’s program for selecting steeds, which includes looking at nicking patterns and genetic testing.

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Stoudemire’s personal life at a glance

Stoudemire filed for divorce from his wife, Alexis Welch back in 2018. Despite the filing and the ruckus, the split was never made official as the judge dismissed the case in 2019 when the former NBA player could not provide the proper paperwork to move the case forward.