The Onion has had a grand time at horse racing’s expense of late. Here are links to a couple of our favorite stories:
Kentucky Derby Winner Hoping He Won’t Have to Repeat What Was Easily the Most Traumatic Experience of His Life: A hilarious interview with I’ll Have Another, portrayed as a “shaken and trembling Kentucky winner” whose victory was owed to the fact that he was running out of sheer terror. One of my favorite lines: “Then a horn sounded and it scared the hell out of me and everyone was running,” the horse added. “And all I could think was, ‘I’m only 3 years old. Please, God, I’m only 3.'” (Warning for our younger readers: The article contains some adult language.)
And then there was this photo: Big Brown Attempts Racing Comeback As Jockey.
These aren’t recent, but they’re some of our favorites:
We could go on and on (horses are fantastic subjects for humor, although we wouldn’t know anything about that). We recommend visiting The Onion yourself and running a search for “horse”–you never know what might turn up.