The BBC News Channel ticker got a bit excited when it updated us on a story about the Queen’s horse.
California Chrome fell short Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to Tonalist and dashing hopes that he would be the first horse in 36 years to take the Triple Crown.
“Boys in plaid pants.” Very important.
Come for the Kentucky Derby. Stay for all the other awesome stuff!
All of these (real) names sound like something a drunk five-year-old came up with using poetry magnets. Which are drinks and which are thoroughbreds?
“The odds favor Obama, but just very slightly. I’m voting for Romney,” says Miller. The view from the track.
This Texas company has been cloning champion horses for six years. Now they’re headed to the Olympics, and on the cusp of changing equine sports forever.
Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, and Nick Nolte in a show about horse racing written by David Milch and directed by Michael Mann? Yes please. Yes in totality. A million times yes.
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I see nothing out of the ordinary here. I’m not sure if its a web series, a news report, or a video of something that actually occurs, but I like it.
Congratulations to Animal Kingdom and John Velazquez for winning the 2011 Kentucky Derby!
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For once, horse racing is exciting. Of the thousands of horses that are named and raced each year, these two coming in first and second in the same race! What are the odds! (via)
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In case you missed it: Mine That Bird, a horse favored only 50-1, became the second-biggest underdog to win the Kentucky Derby. Purchased for only $9,500 and ridden by jockey Calvin Borel, the horse pulled away from the pack toward the end of the run and won by almost seven lengths. I don’t know about y’all, but I was rooting for Mr. Hot Stuff.
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The name of the horse that was euthanized at the Kentucky Derby after breaking two ankles while crossing the finish line in second place. Politicos are drawing parallels between Hillary Clinton’s tragic horse pick and the Presidential race.
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