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 […]

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West Virginia Jockeys Busted For Being Too Fat

Many of you might know the story about the eating habits of Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, who used to control his weight by having a single peanut for lunch. Needless to say, weight is an issue for jockeys, since even an extra ounce can be the difference between winning or losing by a […]

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Horse Hairstyling Soon To Be The Mane Attraction

With the Kentucky Derby soon galloping its way toward us, everyone out at the track - from owners, bettors & jockeys - hope their horses will look good out there. Well, it’s fair to say those fillies never looked as good as this:

That’s not a Photoshop job - this horse has really paid a visit […]

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BBC Rips On Winning Jockey For Horrible Teeth

If there are two stereotypes that I know about the British, it’s these: They are incredibly polite and afraid of offending anyone, and they have horrible teeth. The second one is apparently true, based on a documentary I saw on TV last year called “Britian’s Worst Teeth.” These people made Shane MacGowan of The Pogues […]

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Speed Read: Baseball’s Back! And It’s Snowing!

Leave it to Major League Baseball’s old and tired leadership to open half of the league’s games in cold climates, many of which will force postponements during the very first week of the season. While the proud and downtrodden denizens of Philadelphia should be have been celebrating the first professional sports crown in the city […]

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Alysheba Sent to Big Breeding Ground in the Sky

Alysheba, the ‘87 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, was put down last night after hurting his right hind leg in a fall caused by a degenerative spinal condition.  The 25-year-old stallion bred in Saudi Arabia, Versailles (KY), and Lexington in his lucrative second career after being dubbed “Horse of the Year” in 1988.  (Travis Henry […]

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Barbaro’s Slow Little Bro Is Now Ready To Go Pro

Imagine if Jesus had a brother. What would the pressure be like on him? Never mind his Jewish mother always asking why he couldn’t be more like his brother, he’d have the expectations of the world on his shoulders. Anything short of being the Messiah would make his life and career seem insignificant by comparison. […]

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Sexy Jockey Makes My Jockeys Feel A Little Tight

This is Maylan Studart. Even in the garish colors of a jockey’s silks, she’s still giving the crowd at Aqueduct Race Track something to look at. She only made her New York debut a month ago, but if Danica Patrick can make people care about IRL, then Studart is a superstar in the making. And […]

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Hoof Injury Forces Big Brown Into The Stud Farm

Race horses have the career trajectory of porn stars. They start off as soon as they’re legal to perform, get purchased up by sleazy old white men, are viewed by millions of people over an extremely short period of time, and then, mere years later, have become so beaten and broken by the system that […]

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Economy Forcing London Olympics to Go Cheap

The global financial crisis is threatening to tone down spending for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  Existing venues may be used for some events in lieu of constructing new ones.  The event, which was already slated to be smaller in cost and physical size than the 2008 Beijing Games, is having trouble securing loans […]

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