View Full Version : Anyone seen This video??!!
Nov. 25, 2009, 10:52 AM
Has anyone seen this? This is probably the most amazing thing i've seen. First off; for the jockey to hang on like that is amazing. Second, for the horse to hold its head up, slow down, and not spook was amazing in itself. Sometimes i think horses just know....
Nov. 25, 2009, 12:04 PM
Has anyone seen this?
It's at Golden Gate Fields with apprentice jockey Nate Hubbard February 3, 1989.
The track stewards ruled it an official finish because Hubbard's feet never touched the ground and Sweetwater Oak carried her assigned weight throughout the race.
It even made NBC Dateline's "Top 10 Wild Rides" (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2630698/nate_hubbards_wild_ride/)
Nov. 25, 2009, 01:08 PM
Impressive! Glad to see they ruled it an official finish- i'd hate to have hung on for that long only to be DNF! LOL Lucky jock, good horse
Nov. 25, 2009, 01:37 PM
Thanks for the info Glimmer! Thats awsome!
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:03 PM
If you want to see a crazy race - although fair warning many spills, although purportedly no horses injured - then this steeplechase in the UK is one for the record books:
youtube: Jan '02, The Feast of St. Raymond Novices' at Southwell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnE-q5rOEKQ&feature=PlayList&p=55CF4D92620E2E44&index=20)
Telegraph Jan 24, 2002: "Jockey hitches lift after ..." (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1382490/Jockey-hitches-lift-after-whole-field-falls.html)
The race, normally expected to be finished in just over six minutes, was completed after 10 and a half. The result was allowed to stand despite claims from some bookmakers that McCoy should be disqualified for jumping a fence twice.
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:08 PM
Uh...I know spills and falls are a little more common in steeplechasing than flat racing (or at least seem to be) but the WHOLE FIELD? And you can get back on and finish the race?
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:59 PM
He just didn't want to get his boots dirty :lol: