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…
Ah, Ian Beckles. Ian Beckles, Ian Beckles, Ian Beckles. Ian Beckles, Ian Beckles. Who the fuck is Ian Beckles?
So despite reports of general good temperament (at least compared to Beijing) we had a few incidents with the equestrian horses provided for the modern pentathlon event. The first, of course, is our rodeo moment, but sometimes the horses decide to jump fences that aren't even part of the course, as this one did…
We told you yesterday about the weird event of modern pentathlon, one discipline of which is show jumping with an "unfamiliar horse." It seems the horses aren't always fond of their unfamiliar riders, as steed Shearwater Oscar went nuts at the beginning of his run with Korean rider Hwang Woojin, bucking the…