Tag Archives: horse racing

  • 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 […]

  • 11 Horses That Almost Ended The Triple Crown Drought

    11 Horses That Almost Ended The Triple Crown Drought

    This past Friday, sports fans everywhere (and probably more than a few gambling addicts) had their hearts broken when it was announced that I’ll Have Another—winner of the both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness—would not be going for American horse racing’s Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. The champion horse had a nagging tendon […]

  • Female Jockey Chantal Sutherland Bares All for Vanity Fair (Photo)

    Female Jockey Chantal Sutherland Bares All for Vanity Fair (Photo)

    Some people call Chantal Sutherland “the Danica Patrickof horse racing.”It’s a pretty stupid comparison, seeing as how Sutherland is 6 years older than Patrick, has been racing a lot longer, and is a hell of a lot more successful. I mean, Chantal Sutherland has almost 1,000 career victories, $45 million in winnings, and is the […]

  • The 21 Goofiest Hats At The 2012 Kentucky Derby

    The 21 Goofiest Hats At The 2012 Kentucky Derby

    Every year on the first Saturday of May, millions of people who otherwise have no interest in horse racing suddenly become captivated by so-called “most exciting two minutes in sports”—the Kentucky Derby. This past Saturday’s event, won by I’ll Have Another, was the 138th “Run for the Roses,” and it was certainly huge pop culture […]

  • Cyndi Lauper Drops The F-Bomb During Kentucky Derby Parade (Video)

    Cyndi Lauper Drops The F-Bomb During Kentucky Derby Parade (Video)

    Hearing that I’ll Have Another won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at 15-to-1 odds was surprising for some.  Equally surprising were the words coming from the mouth of Cyndi Lauper during the 2012 Pegasus Parade on Thursday, which is just one of the many events that takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, […]

  • Picture Of The Day: By A Hair

    Picture Of The Day: By A Hair

    In case you can’t tell, the horse at the top, Dunaden, was awarded the victory in this incredibly close photo finish at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.  The narrow margin between the top two horses resulted in the closest finish during the 151-year history of the Australian horse race. Although Dunaden’s victory over Red Cadeaux […]

  • 9 Saddest Horse Racing Tragedies

    9 Saddest Horse Racing Tragedies

    In few sports is tragedy both more instant and prevalent than in horse racing. Corruption and shady characters off the turf, along with inherent dangers on it leave both horses and riders exposed to risk. Here, we would like to focus on nine horses that met an untimely end under extraordinary circumstances. Some are recent, […]

  • 9 Insane Sports of the Ancient World

    9 Insane Sports of the Ancient World

    The sports that we decry as violent today really aren’t so bad in the context of historical competitions. Sure, a fat drunk Phillies fan threw up on a little girl, but, on the bright side, at least he didn’t ritualistically sacrifice her to the baseball gods. Football might be facing a concussion crisis, but until […]

  • Race Horse Goes Wild, Jumps Fence And Crushes Spectators (Video)

    Race Horse Goes Wild, Jumps Fence And Crushes Spectators (Video)

    Jumps racing is under a new cloud tonight after a riderless racehorse at Victoria’s Grand Annual Steeplechase course went wild, jumping over a fence and into the crowd. Five spectators were hospitalized due to the incident. Commentators described it as “a hell of a spectacle.” The riderless horse decided to clear a two meter fence […]