Neatorama Posts Tagged "horse racing"
Old Friends Farm...

[http://youtu.be/rAOv7HQzkKo] (YouTube link)Every...  ...uTube link)Every year, around 38,000 Thoroughbred horses are born. Three years later, one of them wins the...  ...et old and are no longer useful to those who race horses . Old Friends Farm is a retirement home where horses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Old-Friends-Farm/
Frank Hayes, The Only Dead Man to Win a Horse Race

On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes took off throu...  ...gates at Belmont Park on Long Island. He and his horse , Sweet Kiss, made it to the finish line first. Bu...  ...etheless, he was declared the winner:But when the horse crossed the finish line it became quite evident t...  ...g his first race. Hayes, dre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Frank-Hayes-The-Only-Dead-Man-to-Win-a-Horse-Race/
All Thoroughbred Racehorses Share A Single Ancestor...

From Secretariat to Seabiscuit,...  ...abiscuit, it turns out that all thoroughbred race horses were all related. They shared a single...  ...n led a team that analyzed DNA in 593 horses from 22 modern breeds, as well as museum specimen...  ...could tell, with considerable precision, what t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/29/all-thoroughbred-racehorses-share-a-single-ancestor/
Shetland Pony Grand National...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrIqW6iBcns] YouTube link. This steeplechase features children riding Shetland ponies. Since its inception this yearly series of races, which culminates at Olympia, has raised...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/19/shetland-pony-grand-national/
http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/ancient-bodymods/...

1. At the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY, humans...  ...less respect than their hoofed pals. Although 179 horses have been inducted there, only 91 jockeys have ma...  ...rofessional sports. 3. They also can't own the horses they ride, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/15/12-essential-facts-about-the-folks-who-race-horses/
Stud or Dud?...

Racing is in the spotlight as the annual Kentucky Derby...  ...as the annual Kentucky Derby is set for tomorrow. Horse breeding and racing are expensive businesses which can pay off big or...  ...as “perfect,” and when the hammer dropped the ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/30/stud-or-dud/
How to Make a Horse Go Faster

After winning a horse race, the glory usually goes to the horse instead of the jockey. But the jockey makes a wor...  ...don says that how a jockey positions himself on a horse has a lot to do with how fast the horse runs. Bioengineer Thilo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/21/how-to-make-a-horse-go-faster/
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