Archive for the ‘Horse Racing’ Category

Adjust Your Bets: Derby Favorite Suffers Fractured Knee

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Have you noticed lately that Kentucky Derby-related news has been cropping up? OK, probably not. But here's the first big one. A horse by the name of Old Fashioned (which is also a bourbon-based cocktail for those wanting to know), which had been tabbed as one of the favorites at this year's ...

Eight Belles, Now Ashes, Joins the Worms

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

If there's one thing we don't understand here at Rumors and Rants, it's frothing love for animals that some claim are athletes. But it happens. So it was Tuesday when the ashes of Eight Belles - the philly who finished second to Big Brown at the Kentucky Derby, was euthanized at ...

Mystery Solved (Maybe): Big Brown Had a Loose Shoe

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Well, it appears all the gamblers and horse racing fans wondering why Big Brown finished dead last at the Belmont to dash his bid for the Triple Crown now has the smoking gun. Or smoking horse shoe.In a photo (that's it to the right) taken by freelance photographer Russ Melton ...

More On Big Brown’s Turd

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Ever since Big Brown shat the bed at the Belmont on Saturday, we here at Rumors and Rants (well, at least me) have been eating it up with a spoon. (Figuratively speaking of course, since horses crap in their beds on a daily basis and we still haven't had to ...

Big Brown: Triple Crown, or goin’ down?

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I never thought I'd be able to compare Bill Belichick to a horse's ass, but here goes: will Big Brown make history and win the Triple Crown for the first time in 30 years, or go down in history like the 18-1 New England Patriots -- just another pretender?As was ...

Big Brown Gets Railed

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Well, here we are again. If Rumors and Rants hasn't become your go-to blog for all things related to Big Brown by now, you are no friend to us.Just kidding. Come back often. We're just winging this horse racing stuff.Anyway, Triple Crown favorite Big Brown drew the No. 1 post, ...

Update: Big Brown Does a Horse Jog

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Big Brown galloped nine furlongs Wednesday, his first workout since being diagnosed with a crack in his hoof that sent shudders through the sports world.Hopefully that was sufficiently dramatic for you. I don't even know what a furlong is. No idea. But here I am giving my best effort and ...