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(Deadspin)   The greatest day of the horse liberation movement. Two dumped their jockeys today - in separate races - and both won   (deadspin.com ) divider line
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2013-06-27 07:55:19 AM  
Pony thread?  Pony thread.

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2013-06-27 08:03:49 AM  
They finished first; they didn't win

/you'd better not talk if you came here for semantics
 
2013-06-27 08:12:16 AM  
No kidding, you can run faster when a 120 lb jockey isn't weighing you down.
 
2013-06-27 08:49:29 AM  
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2013-06-27 08:52:24 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: They finished first; they didn't win

/you'd better not talk if you came here for semantics


Can't cash a ticket on a riderless horse.

And, quite frankly, if the horse can't get a lot faster after dropping 120 pounds, it doesn't really have a future that doesn't involve Elmer's.
 
2013-06-27 08:56:30 AM  
Jockeys?!  We don't need no stinkin' Jockeys!
 
2013-06-27 08:59:10 AM  
If they allowed riderless horses to win I can see owners demanding that jockeys sacrifice themselves by jumping off in the stretch to thwart contenders.

/ might actually watch racing then
 
2013-06-27 09:06:02 AM  

wxboy: No kidding, you can run faster when a 120 lb jockey isn't weighing you down.


Damn straight it is. That's one obese jockey....
 
2013-06-27 09:10:54 AM  
Truly, a glorious day for equine rights. ^_^

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2013-06-27 09:21:19 AM  

Captain Steroid: Truly, a glorious day for equine rights. ^_^

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Now there's something you don't see every day - a horse beating a (dead?) Spiderman.

Does that qualify as irony, or humor by memetic combination, or cross-metabolic infarctionating bifurcati...I've gone cross-eyed.
 
2013-06-27 09:40:50 AM  
This happens all the time in horse racing.  It is not news.  And the horse who throws his rider usually runs the course and wins, since it's carrying 100 pounds less.  It's like writing an article that there were two inside-the-park home runs in one day -- unusual, but not so much that it's big news.
 
2013-06-27 09:41:45 AM  
My Brother In Law worked at a local horse racing establishment.  Word was that it's not unheard of for horses to just collapse and die because they're so shot up full of steroids and other drugs.  After he actually witnessed one dying he quit his job on the spot.
 
2013-06-27 09:46:34 AM  
WTF is this? Did the author somehow get the results of a horse race mixed up with the Supreme Court DOMA ruling?
 
2013-06-27 10:14:13 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: My Brother In Law worked at a local horse racing establishment.  Word was that it's not unheard of for horses to just collapse and die because they're so shot up full of steroids and other drugs.  After he actually witnessed one dying he quit his job on the spot.


You think it's bad here? My mom was stationed in Turkey back in the early 80s and became friends with a local (who had more money than sense).  He bought a horse, invited everyone out to see her maiden race.  She was a hag that didn't have the heart to run.  But, she didn't finish dead last, because another horse died on the track and she had to go around the body.

Also, watch that mare in the last hundred yards or so when she lets loose.  As terrible as the racing scene has become with breeding damaged, feather-boned horses, they still run because they want to run.
 
2013-06-27 11:33:49 AM  
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/I can't QWOP to this, but you go, girls.
 
2013-06-27 01:11:22 PM  
Not carrying a jockey does have its benefits.
 
2013-06-27 03:08:16 PM  

wxboy: No kidding, you can run faster when a 120 lb jockey isn't weighing you down.


I think the other jockeys may have been treading cautiously around that horse also, but it is quite surprising it never veered off track and probably ran a perfect race positionally speaking if it had a jockey, forcing that 4 horse to reestablish itself on the outside during the stretch.
 
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