Tag Archives: horse racing

  • $315K in American Pharoah Winnings Still Unclaimed

    $315K in American Pharoah Winnings Still Unclaimed

    I guess the fairweather fans at the Belmont Stakes were so swept up in the moment of triumph for the Triple Crown winner that they forgot to collect on their bets. Either that, or the American Pharoah backers valued their $2 betting tickets as souvenirs more than they did the $3.50 that their tickets were […]

  • Watch Footage of American Pharoah vs. Secretariat (Video)

    Watch Footage of American Pharoah vs. Secretariat (Video)

    American Pharoah was impressive during his Triple Crown-clinching run at Belmont on Saturday, as he posted the sixth-fastest time in the history of the race. But as good as the Bob Baffert-trained horse was, he would have been no match for Secretariat and his record-breaking time of 2:24.00 from 1973. Interested in seeing what an American […]

  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown (Video)

    American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown (Video)

    It finally happened! Thirty-seven years after Secretariat last did it in 1978, American Pharoah, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Victor Espinoza, ended the long drought and completed the United States’ Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.  He did so in dominant fashion, leading the Belmont Stakes from wire to wire and winning the race in a […]

  • The 11 Winners of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

    The 11 Winners of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

    American Pharaoh has taken the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby titles, so all that’s left to join the ranks of Triple Crown-winning horses is a win at the Belmont in New York. Should American Pharaoh be able to defeat the field there, he will join 11 other curiously named fellas in the annals of horseracing history. However, knocking down […]

  • Jockey Moons the Crowd as He Crosses the Finish Line (Video)

    Jockey Moons the Crowd as He Crosses the Finish Line (Video)

    If you’re wondering whether a jockey‘s butt is as cute and adorable as the rest of the diminutive little betting instrument’s body, this clip should answer your question. With a “no.” Jockey butts are not that cute OR adorable. But they’re plenty funny. Blake Shinn, a jockey racing at Canterbury, stood up to regain his […]

  • Turns Out “Harass” Is a Pretty Amusing Race Horse Name (Video)

    Turns Out “Harass” Is a Pretty Amusing Race Horse Name (Video)

    Choosing a good race horse name is an art. At the very least you want something that’s going to be easy to remember and sounds cool when the announcer calls it out. But the best race horse names capture something of the spirit of the horse and/or make plays on words or double entendres. Want […]

  • Man Jumps Onto Leicester Racecourse During Live Horse Race (Video)

    Man Jumps Onto Leicester Racecourse During Live Horse Race (Video)

    Sporting events involving human beings are no strangers to doofuses jumping onto the field and running around, but horse racing doesn’t generally invite that kind of activity very often. That’s probably because you have to be really crazy and not just drunk to face down one giant speeding horse, let alone a whole bunch of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 11th) – Seattle Slew

    This Day In Sports History (June 11th) – Seattle Slew

    It was on this day in 1977 that Seattle Slew won the 109th running of the Belmont Stakes.  With his win at Belmont, Seattle Slew became only the tenth horse in history to win the Triple Crown and with his 9 for 9 record, he became the first Triple Crown winner to finish the series […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 5th) — Count Fleet

    This Day In Sports History (June 5th) — Count Fleet

    It was on this day in 1943 that Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet won the 75th running of the Belmont Stakes.  With the win, Count Fleet became just the sixth horse in history to win horse racing’s triple crown. After putting forth dominant performances during his previous three races, only two horses dared line up […]

  • 15 Things You Might Not Have Known About the Kentucky Derby

    15 Things You Might Not Have Known About the Kentucky Derby

    This Saturday is the first Saturday in May, so you know what that means: it’s time for the 139th running of the one and only Kentucky Derby. The most famous horse race in America has long been billed as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” and whether or not that is actually true, there […]