Tag Archives: horse racing

  • 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 […]

  • ARRRRRRRRRR! Is In Front Coming Down To The Wire (Video)

    ARRRRRRRRRR! Is In Front Coming Down To The Wire (Video)

    As far as names in horse racing go, this may very well be the best I’ve ever seen.  However, it is not the name alone that makes this clip great.  Much of the following 1:34 of brilliance is the result of some great commentary from the track announcer.  We also should not forget to credit […]

  • Whoa, Buttercup: 9 Badass Moments in Jockey History

    Whoa, Buttercup: 9 Badass Moments in Jockey History

    As the recent Breeder’s Cup has shown us, much like a rabid toddler, a jockey can be small, yet vicious. The throw down that took place after the race is evidence that emotions can run high between jockeys during such intense competitions. However, jockeys needn’t punch each other to prove their toughness. As the following […]

  • Jockeys Fight In Winner’s Circle At Breeders Cup (Video)

    Jockeys Fight In Winner’s Circle At Breeders Cup (Video)

    When Spike introduced their idea for a midget wrestling show, I thought they hit the jackpot.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work out all that well, but that hasn’t stopped those in the horse racing business from trying to bring that idea back to life. Following the 2010 Breeders Cup Marathon, the opening championship race on Friday’s […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Horses Can’t Tuck-n-Roll!

    Picture Of The Day: Horses Can’t Tuck-n-Roll!

    Ever wonder what it may look like when you combine the speed of horse racing with the flair of show jumping?  You do now! I don’t understand why we don’t see this sport more often.  What can be more thrilling than having a dozen horses race around the track while having to leap over several […]

  • Preakness Infield Party Includes Woman-On-Man Assault

    Preakness Infield Party Includes Woman-On-Man Assault

    Isn’t the world of horse racing amazing.  While the wealthy sit up top with their funny hats, watching their million dollar horses make them millions more, the poor get all liquored up in the infield, run across some porta-potties, and steal each others’ wallets. Just another day at the Preakness?  Not quite for this guy, […]

  • Barbaro’s Bro The Next Barbaro?

    Barbaro’s Bro The Next Barbaro?

    Total Pro Sports – Talk about big shoes to fill.  The 3-year-old Nicanor, brother of American horse racing heartthrob Barbaro, is faced with exactly that.  Although big hoofs to fill would likely be more applicable.  Regardless, we think its a good things he’s only a horse.  Horses don’t have to deal with pressure, do they? In […]

  • Girl Runs the Porta-Potty Gauntlet At The Kentucky Derby

    Girl Runs the Porta-Potty Gauntlet At The Kentucky Derby

    Total Pro Sports – Horse Racing, and the Kentucky Derby, are thought of by many as a classy event where the rich unite to watch one of the great America pastimes.  There are not a whole lot of people who would envision a bunch of liquored-up and sloppy teens and young adults gathered around to […]

  • Horse Dies During Pre-Kentucky Derby Workout

    Horse Dies During Pre-Kentucky Derby Workout

    Total Pro Sports – During a pre-Kentcuky Derby workout today called the ‘Dawn at the Downs,’a 3-year-old filly (Dr. Rap) ran full speed into another horse (Rasberry Miss) that was standing nearby. Running without a jockey you see “Dr. Rap, ” a 3-year-old colt, slam into “Raspberry Miss.” Dr. Rap had thrown her jockey and […]