Horse Racing

Shackleford Holds Off Animal Kingdom for Wire-to-Wire Preakness Victory [VIDEO]

Commentary: Go Animal Kingdom, Go!

Horse racing fans can be unevenly divided into three categories.  (1) The serious horse fan, knowing the race results from the Santa Anita Derby as they come through and treating the Breeder’s Cup like a national holiday.  (2) The OTB junkie strung out for day on end in a desperate attempt to play the right … Read more

“Kegasus” Preakness Ads [VIDEOS]

The Preakness has often been associated with rowdy debauchery, featuring the infamous “running of the urinals”: After bringing your own alcohol was banned from Pimlico in 2009, attendance plummeted in 2010.  Apparently the folks at The Preakness have admitted the era of their ways.  This is their new ad campaign.  

Jockey Michael Baze Found Dead at Churchill Downs [VIDEO]

From the report released this morning: Michael Baze of Glendora, Calif., was pronounced dead at 4:47 p.m. EDT in his vehicle parked in the stable area of the track, Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley said. There were no signs of foul play and the case was being treated as a death investigation, Louisville police … Read more

TheOtherSports Take the Saturday Spotlight [4 VIDEOS]

6:25 pm Kentucky Derby (NBC) (This is my favorite rendition of that damn song) 7:30 pm NASCAR Cup Race at Darlington (FOX) (One of the greatest finishes in the history of the sport.) 11:00 pm Red Bulls New York at LA Galaxy (ESPN2) (In my opinion, the two best teams currently in MLS.) Sometimes after 11:00 pm Manny Pacquiao … Read more

Animal Kingdom Wins Derby [VIDEO]

Uncle Mo Scratched From Kentucky Derby [VIDEO]

There were times earlier in 2011 where Mike Francesa was fielding phone calls regarding the possibly of Uncle Mo being a Triple Crown contender.  Now after struggling at the Wood Memorial with stomach issues, Uncle Mo has been scratched from the Derby.  Owner Mike Repole, a Queens native, is most likely despondent.