Teddy Roosevelt loses his 400th race on Independence Day

Nationals Presidents Race - Thomas Jefferson carries the flag on Independence DayStudents of presidents race history know better than to bet against Thomas Jefferson on Independence Day.

The scribe of our country’s declaration of Independence once again led the race from wire-to-wire, and as he did last year on July 4, carried an American flag the whole way.

Monday was designated a “Patriotic Day” by the Nationals, and while the associated new uniforms continued to provide good luck for the team, they’ve clearly had no impact on presidents race results.

Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt declined to provide even a challenge, and in his 400th winless presidents race, Teddy stayed at the very back of the pack from start to finish, wearing a very undersized stars and stripes hat.

Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome.

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