I secretly think the racing industry should conspire and let a horse win the Triple Crown.Um, no. You don’t hand out Triple Crowns. You earn them. I’d rather never see one than have it get fixed.
^This. There are other ways to remedy the sport. One is to keep superstars racing by concentrating more money into races for older horses and less into breeding. Two is concentrating on breeding a sturdier animal. Three is to educate the public that the sport is not violent. Four is to find ways to attract gamblers to bet. But no. Fixing a Triple Crown, just…no.
Since 2000, War Emblem (2002), Funny Cide (2003), Smarty Jones (2004), Big Brown (2008) and I’ll Have Another (2012) have won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.
Point Given (2001) and Afleet Alex (2005) have won the Preakness and Belmont.
2000, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 had three…
I really dislike the way the horse racing community on tumblr is so American-centric. Other nations never seem to get a look in unless its the Grand National or the Melbourne Cup. Everyone always harps on about the American greats but what about the other greats? Makybe Diva, Brigadier Gerard, Vodka, Sea the Stars, Goldikova etc?
I really dislike the way people complain about something they can easily remedy themselves. You want to talk about those horses? Go ahead and post them! They’ll get around, trust me. Don’t sit and complain and wait for someone else to do it
Plus, I’ve seen every one of those on here, especially Goldikova and Makybe Diva. If you can’t find them, you’re not looking hard enough
That’s because most of the bloggers are American. I even state specifically on my blog that I follow American horses, but that I make attempts to try to include international stars when possible. When I was a kid I was raised on Secretariat stories, following War Emblem and Smarty Jones, screaming for Zenyatta—if I was British, or Australian, or Argentinian, I’m sure it would be different.
Secretariat at the Belmont is one of equine photographer Tony Leonard’s most well-known photos. It was his wife Adelle’s idea to airbrush the groom out of the photo. Mr. Leonard passed away on July 14, 2012. Big Red died in 1989.
He was so beautiful, and he even looks like a champion. Horses like him in the racing world are very rare now :/
I’ve never understood ‘hating’ horses. If you hate their connections/owners/trainers/jockeys, sure, or if you just think they’re overrated or another horse is better, I see those. But I don’t see hating a horse. The horse is a horse, and I don’t see what the horse itself possibly could have done to deserve your hate.
This. Just this.
Danica Patrick finishing last in the Preakness, via The Onion.
That awkward moment when that isn’t the 2013 Preakness. I know those silks anywhere.
Oops! Perhaps I shouldn’t just blindly blog from The Onion anymore, they obviously aren’t as reliable with their photoshopping as I had assumed!