Bare-Assed Jockey Defeats Modesty

Jockey Blake Shinn defeated Modesty and nearly the rest of the field whilst piloting Miss Royale to place at Canterbury Park’s first race today in New South Wales. Shinn dropped trou atop his mount and made it an especially competitive race, nearly edging out winner Defender; Modesty came in third, just behind… » 4/23/15 9:35am Thursday 9:35am

Grand National Winner Celebrates By Head-Butting Handler In The Balls

The Grand National is Europe’s biggest steeplechase, and its extreme length (more than four miles) means horses can be particularly feisty after nine minutes of being hassled by a jockey. Many Clouds took down the title at 25-1 odds today, and celebrated by head-butting one of his handlers. The geezer went down,… » 4/11/15 12:07pm 4/11/15 12:07pm

How One Of America's Greatest Sportswriters Disappeared

It was almost endearing how an ink-smudged, deadline-addicted newspaper editor of yore would squint through the smoke from his cigarette and ask a bright young man why the hell he wanted to write sports. An editor like that was usually about as sensitive as a bolt cutter, but he couldn't resist the urge to protect… » 3/11/15 2:13pm 3/11/15 2:13pm

How Japan Built The World's Best Horse Racing

TOKYO — I came to watch Japan's top racehorses, arguably the strongest in the world, contest last Sunday's Japan Cup, worth more than $5 million. I left believing that the reason the Japanese racing industry is so much healthier and more popular than any of its counterparts is about much more than the quality of… » 12/11/14 12:23pm 12/11/14 12:23pm

A Day At The Track For The World's Biggest And Strangest Horse Race

TOKYO — One of the most-watched and best-attended sporting events in the world took place in Tokyo last Sunday. More than 100,000 people, thousands of whom slept outside overnight, streamed into Tokyo Racecourse for the $5 million-plus Japan Cup. But as the Cup's 18 runners entered the walking ring just after three… » 12/05/14 4:58pm 12/05/14 4:58pm

Men's Sports Uniforms, Ranked

Summer's in full swing, and there are sporting events all over the damn TV. The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world? If not, then what sport has the best uniform? Time for some investigative journalism. » 6/25/14 11:33am 6/25/14 11:33am

California Chrome Does Not Win The Triple Crown At Belmont

California Chrome finished tied for fourth at the Belmont and so the Triple Crown eludes another horse. Tonalist is your winner, as California Chrome got off the rail and stuck behind a pack of horses and never seemed to really catch fire. Commissioner and Medal Count came in second and third, respectively. » 6/07/14 7:05pm 6/07/14 7:05pm

Horse Dies In Infuriatingly Avoidable Accident At Churchill Downs

Unless you reject the idea of horse racing, you have to accept that horses break down and are destroyed. It's an unfortunate part of the sport, and lots could be done to minimize fatalities, but it's always going to happen. At Churchill Downs yesterday, five-year-old mare Never Tell Lynda did not need to die. » 5/23/14 3:09pm 5/23/14 3:09pm