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.

Rachel Alexandra and Calvin Borel

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 triple crown a lot rarer for a jockey than once in a lifetime? It’s a curious decision, and maybe he knows something we don’t.

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Da’Tara Wins Belmont, Big Brown Pulls Up Lame?

Big Brown had a date with destiny, but the horse showed up a little bit late.

Rick Dutrow Jr. Big Brown

Big Brown, who had been receiving treatment for a cracked front hoof, ran third for most of the 1.5-mile race before fading away in the last turn as jockey Kent Desormeaux eased his ride through the stretch. Da’Tara, listed at 38-1, won the day and capped an event full of anticipation that was never realized.

Hey, at least nobody was put down! Read more…

Hooters Gals Unwanted in Belmont Winners Circle

Just because their corporate logo is on Belmont’s biggest star, that doesn’t mean the Hooters Girls will be welcome in the winner’s circle.

SbB Hooters Girls Hillary Vanessa Misty Kim

Not in these clothes, anyway.

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS gallops along word that the tight tank tops & short orange shorts fashioned by the restaurant’s waitresses would not be considered “proper attire” for Belmont Park. The reaction comes from Hooters’ earlier claim that the Girls will be there in full uniform ready to celebrate if Big Brown clinches the Triple Crown.

But the buxom babes aren’t banned outright - they just need to change their clothes. [And we’ll be happy to assist ;)] Read more…

Big Brown Wins Again, Sexy Retirement Awaits

Winning two of the biggest high-profile horse races back-to-back? Good.

Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Horse Racing Thumbs Up

Getting a 50-million dollar deal to spend your retirement impregnating the ladies? Better. Read more…