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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Horse Racing

Kentucky woman wins $63,000 after 10-cent bet at racetrack

Sometimes you can bet on VCU going all the way in the NCAA Tournament only for it to blow up in your face. Other times you can make a small wager on the first score in the Super Bowl being a safety and end up winning big. That’s the beauty of betting on long shots. No…Read More

There Is Now a Racehorse Named ‘Tebowing’

Just how popular is Tim Tebow? And how powerful is the “Tebowing” trend? Powerful enough to inspire a racehorse to be named after it. No joke. The folks at Little Red Feather thoroughbred racing explained their decision to name one of its horses “Tebowing”: We are so mesmerized by Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and…Read More

Racehorses Can Benefit from Jet Lag?

While humans can often become groggy, disoriented, and fatigued after flying from one time zone to another, racehorses apparently can benefit. A study conducted at the University of Bristol claims that travel releases hormones in horses that improves athletic performance. Their study showed that horses can gallop for an extra 25 seconds after they have…Read More

Race Horse Named After Jimmer Fredette

Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette was the most popular player in college basketball last season and the most popular player in the 2011 NBA draft class. After the Sacramento Kings drafted him, they wasted little time promoting him for the excited fans. We already knew that The Jimmer was larger-than-life figure in Utah and Northern…Read More

Tom Durkin Steps Down As Triple Crown Announcer Because of Stress

Tom Durkin has called the past 30 Triple Crown races on NBC, but we’ll no longer be hearing his voice on the races because he’s decided to step down. The news was announced Tuesday afternoon and Durkin says he’s stepping down because of stress. “It’s just the stress got to be too much,” Durkin said….Read More

Ron Jeremy Is Quite the Horse

Check out these results from the 12th race at Northfield Park in Ohio Tuesday, as pointed out by SI Hot Clicks: We always knew that Ron Jeremy had good legs and stamina, but who knew he also had this kind of speed? Here’s how it looked:

Zenyatta Loses Breeders’ Cup to Blame by a Nose (Picture)

Who could have figured that the horse to end Zenyatta’s perfect record would have a name with such a fitting negative connotation? That was Blame edging out Zenyatta literally by a nose at the Breeders’ Cup. Zenyatta was 19-0 entering the race and was expected to be retired afterwards. Jockey Mike Smith somewhat blamed himself…Read More

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