Horses are the one inescapable fact of Lexington, Kentucky—home to BreyerFest, the model horse Comic-Con, an annual convention for one of the last hobbies nearly untouched by culture at large.
This is Parzival. He’s a very nice horse. I would give him a carrot. However, if you went to the dressage area at the Rio Olympics this afternoon to give him a carrot, you might not find him there, since he had to leave the dressage competition after a suspected bug bite left him with a “toxic fever.”
What is the purpose of the Olympics? For the few thousand bureaucrats who divvy up the Games, give out contracts, and get kickass bribes, it is to enrich themselves. For everyone outside of the corruption apparatus of the Olympics, they are an exhibit of the best sportspeople, playing their sports. The fastest runners…
Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto’s horse died, according to his Instagram. For proof, he shared photos of the horse, dead. Two photos, to be exact.
Horse racing had a fantastic 2015. Every leg of the Triple Crown was must-see TV, and the end of the Belmont Stakes made history. The year’s events breathed new life into the sport of horse racing, and we have these amazing, newsworthy horses to thank for that.
The 19-year-old male died of an apparent heart attack at work. His work was fucking.
The Giants opened their home schedule in San Francisco today, which meant the World Champions held the appropriate ceremony to raise the World Series banner. That ceremony also featured World Series MVP and post-mensch Madison Bumgarner riding a horse, in the outfield, before the game.
One unlucky New Mexico State student was knocked over by a horse during Thursday's pregame ceremonies for the Aggies' season opener against Cal Poly.
Disturbing video here from Freehold (N.J.) Raceway, but know that four drivers went to the hospital and all horses survived.
Here we observe a horse running freely on Wells Street, as captured by a cyclist who was recording her ride with a helmet mounted camera for some reason. Occasionally people ask why I live in Chicago rather than in New York and, well, here you go.
Oh, so you got a lot of gifts this year, did you Mariano Rivera? That's neat. I see you got a rocking chair made out of bats, and some other tacky crap. Really cool. But, um, did you happen to receive a goddamn horse? Oh, you didn't? Well guess who did get a horse? Todd Helton, that's who!
We learned last year that Chiefs safety Eric Berry suffered from equinophobia—a terrible, irrational fear of horses. Naturally, Berry plays for the team that has a horse run across the field after each touchdown. But where does Berry's fear come from?
This morning, at Laurel Park in Maryland, Bullet Catcher made a break for it. The four-year-old gelding was returning to his stable after a workout when he decided he was fed up with the whole thing. He threw his jockey, somehow got past the stable gate, and took off.
Metro was once a racehorse who won more than $300,000 in prize money at tracks like Saratoga and Belmont. These days, having retired with bad knees, Metro spends his days hanging around a stable in Rocky Ridge, Md., eating hay and dabbling in abstract painting.
After discussing the excessive celebration penalty that the Chiefs were flagged for on Monday Night Football—you know, for celebrating the touchdown that never officially happened—Kansas City safety Eric Berry took a moment to explain to reporters everything there is to know about his longtime case of equinophobia,…
Lexington, Kentucky. Home to basketball, bluegrass, bourbon, and—strangely—the best Cuban sandwich I've ever eaten. It's also home to horses, some of which are people's modes of transportation. When a man found himself running afoul of Johnny Law while atop his steed, it seems that makes it a story worthy of leading…