Zenyatta Legend Eternal Without Announcer Call?

Hope you’ve gotten to see Zenyatta’s stunning win at the Breeder’s Cup yesterday. Considering all the circumstances before and during the race, the filly’s victory was beyond astonishing. Certainly goes down as one of the greatest performances ever.

(Inset: Santa Anita track announcer Trevor Denman - Photo Credit)
But I’m not so sure track announcer Trevor […]


Insane Horse Destroys Famous Statue At Belmont

They say no one cares about horse racing outside of the Triple Crown. Well, one of racing’s most famous courses, a famous statue of the most famous horse, and a horse that completely lost his mind led to a tragic day, with the loss of a horse and the destruction of one of racing’s […]


Mine That Bird Ditched By Jockey For Real Horse

How unbelievable was Mine That Bird’s Kentucky Derby win? So unbelievable that even his jockey doesn’t think he has a shot in the Preakness Stakes next week.

Calvin Borel is abandoning Mine That Bird for the nation’s top filly, Rachel Alexandra. He calls her a “once-in-a-lifetime horse,” but isn’t just having the chance for a […]


Queen Elizabeth’s Racehorse Fails A Doping Test

Manny Ramirez may be baseball royalty, but he’s not actual royalty (though, oddly enough, Sidney Ponson is). So the latest news that ties the British Royal Family to steroid use ought to make George Mitchell’s head explode.

(”Let’s up the dosage to 75 mg a day.” “Good idea, Your Majesty.”)
This is all a roundabout way (for […]


Derby Dressing Is Ridiculous, Rain, Mud Or Shine

As always, the reach of SbB stretches across the country, and last time we checked, Louisville is still in the country. So, as the Derby closes in on the starting horn, we bring you some of the day’s best, in the form of photos from the red carpet and infield.

And what kind of a big […]


Horse Dies In Collision At Kentucky Derby Practice

While the entire human population of the world is freaking out about a possible swine flu pandemic, this is a scary time for the animal kingdom as well. Just last week, 21 polo horses dropped dead in Florida due to a medication mixup. The other day, 38 assorted animals died in a fire at a […]


Palm Beach Police Probe Deaths Of 21 Polo Ponies

In a terrible shock to equestrian sports since the Eight Belles tragedy, 21 horses that were brought from Venezuela to Florida for a polo tournament suddenly collapsed & soon died - 14 by Sunday evening, and 7 more by Monday morning.

And officials & police are trying to figure out what killed the horses of the […]