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Kentucky Derby Horse Or Nail Polish Color? (QUIZ)
Offbeat  (tags: horse racing, nail polish, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, crime, sad news )

BarbKnigh
- 715 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
As we were getting excited about Saturday's Kentucky Derby race (mostly by ogling photos of amaaaaazing hats from years past), we realized something about the names of the horses competing at Churchill Downs this year: they sound like nail polish names.
Database Reveals 773 Race Fatalities in a Year
Offbeat  (tags: horse racing, north american tracks, race fatalies, horses deaths, database )

Simone
- 1488 days ago - horsetalk.co.nz
A total of 773 thoroughbreds died in races across 73 North American racetracks in a year, according to data gathered by the Equine Injury Database. The deaths represent 2.04 fatal injuries per 1000 starts, from a total of 378,864 starts in thoroughbred
UK Gambler Makes Almost $2 Million Off $1 Wager - Horse Racing
Offbeat  (tags: gambler, horse racing, bet )

Sc
- 2247 days ago - sports.yahoo.com
LONDON - A lucky gambler has made 1 million pounds, or about $1.97 million, from a 50 pence ($1) bet, British bookmaker William Hill said Saturday. The man, who William Hill has not identified, correctly guessed the outcome of eight horse races
Steroid Probe Targets Four-Legged Athletes
Offbeat  (tags: animals, horse, horse racing, steriods )

Sc
- 2254 days ago - cbsnews.com
(AP) Four-legged athletes are joining their two-legged counterparts as part of a congressional probe into steroids in sports. The president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has agreed to testify in front of a House
   

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