HORSE RACING

BARBARO TO GET STATUE IN CENTRAL PARK

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Fallen champion Barbaro <a href="http://www.send2press.com/newswire/2008-01-0124-003.shtml" target="_blank">will be remembered with a statue</a> to be displayed in Central Park this April, but it won't be of the mighty steed winning races and screwing fillies, the latter of which would have been totally sweet.

HORSE RACING

HORSES ON COBRA VENOM. AGAIN.

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A horse trainer under investigation by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority may be looking for a new job after investigators searching his house <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19468788/" target="_blank">found cobra venom</a> among the several banned substances used to dope horses.

HORSE RACING

SOMEBODY PUT A HARNESS ON THAT GAL

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Basically, when I see a video like this, I can't not post it.

BOOZE

DRUNK PEOPLE ATTENDED THE PREAKNESS

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On the heels of yesterday's popular <a href="../post.phtml?pk=2920" target="_blank">Port-a-Racing</a> at the Preakness comes another gem from blogger-on-the-scene <a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2007/05/wise_preakness_race_fans.html" target="_blank">Dan Steinberg</a> (with his trusty producer <a href="http://dudeabides.blogspot.com/2007/05/bogtv-episode-16.html" target="_blank">The Dude Abides</a>).

HORSE RACING

PORT-A-JOHN RACING AT THE PREAKNESS

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Lots of fun to be had at the Preakness this past weekend.

GAMBLING

LAST MINUTE PREAKNESS WAGERING GUIDE

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According to my watch, the <a href="http://www.preakness.com/" title="Preakness " target="_blank">Preakness Stakes</a> begins in thirty minutes, so here's your clairvoyant assistant editor's prediction for a superfecta winner:Circular Quay (currently 5-1) —  Quay is the Irish (or British) way of saying dock.

HORSE RACING

GAMBLING IS FUN TO WATCH

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I never thought it would be so much fun to see an illegal alien watch a horse race on a lap top at a delicatessen, but here you go:  "What you doing.

ANNOUNCERS

CRAIG SAGER’S BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK

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Lots of folks have picked up on <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/hiestand-tv/2007-05-17-hiestand-weekend_N.htm" target="_blank">this USA Today article</a> about loudly dressed TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager -- like so many trannies, a man working hard a woman's game.

HORSE RACING

DOG RACING DOESN’T ALLOW SHORTCUTS

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Once -- just once -- I wanna see this happen in a horse race.

DUMBASSES

THE KENTUCKY DERBY WAS FUN

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Unbeknownst to me, Louisville's Stereo Lounge was the site of the most hilariously awful / painfully sexy party to make sports headlines.

HORSE RACING

PEYTON MANNING IS… COOL?

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Don't let that headline fool you: Peyton Manning is definitely not cool.

HORSE RACING

STARS COME OUT FOR KENTUCKY DERBY

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The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, which means that people around Louisville have already been getting drunk non-stop for the last two weeks.

HORSE RACING

HORSES NEED DRUGS AT STONES CONCERT

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A group of "performing horses" (Shannon Sharpe.

BOOZE

GREY GOOSE MOVING IN ON BOURBON’S TURF

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Grey Goose went to the trouble of writing up a press release for a new drink it invented for the Kentucky Derby, and it's my duty to defend the proud history of bourbon -- the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_whiskey" target="_blank">official liquor of the United States</a> -- and decry this attempted coup by vodka, the official spirit of people who like getting drunk but don't like the taste of booze.

CINEMA

BARBARO: THE PRADO CODE

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Barbaro's <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/horseracing/story/6632540" title="Barbaro" target="_blank">Holy Grail</a> will be auctioned on Kentucky Derby Eve this year:[Edgar] Prado donated the saddle to the Jockeys' Guild and proceeds from the sale of the saddle will go to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, a division of National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities.

CHINA

GAMBLING FUN: HORSES + POISON DARTS

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It's no lie: I like stories about gambling, and I like stories horses getting hurt.

CINEMA

BREAKING! BARBARO MOVIE IN THE WORKS

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Well, it's not just a joke any more: HBO is <a href="http://www.nypost.com/seven/03052007/tv/barbaro_movie_plans_tv_.htm" target="_blank">making a Barbaro movie</a>.

HORSE RACING

FRENCH HORSES LOVE CYCLING

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The writers of <a href="http://inappropriatehugs.blogspot.com/index.html" target="_blank">Inappropriate Hugs</a> tipped me off to this video from last summer's some previous year's Tour de France, in which a horse jumps a fence and runs with the riders.

CINEMA

A RESPONSE TO THE BARBARO MUSICAL

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After Ben Greenman conceived of <a href="http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/spoofs_satire/fragments_from_horses_mouth_the_musical.php" target="_blank">the Barbaro musical</a> for The Morning News, and after reading <a href="http://deadspin.com/sports/leftovers/leftovers-youre-doin-a-heckuva-job-hockey-234347.php" target="_blank">this inspired comments thread</a> at Deadspin, I decided that With Leather needed something more somber and respectful to the tragic, angelic, healing figure that Barbaro became.




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