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tags: racehorses, Genuine Risk, Kentucky Derby, horse racing, streaming video Genuine Risk, pictured at age 30, was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner. She was living at the Newstead Farm in Upperville, Va. when she died. Image: Carol T. Powers for The New York Times. The bright chestnut filly named Genuine Risk thrilled me when…

tags: Big Brown, Belmont Stakes 2008, horseracing, horses, sports mysteries, Triple Crown Big Brown, pulled up by Kent Desormeaux, has been examined by veterinarians. “No one can figure this out,” his co-owner Michael Iavarone said. Image: Barton Silverman, The New York Times [larger view]. I don’t know about you guys, but even though I have…

tags: Big Brown, horseracing, Triple Crown, streaming video Big Brown fights with his jockey, Kent Desormeaux, in the stretch before he crosses the finish line last in the 140th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Image: Chang W. Lee, NYTimes. Big Brown was the favorite to win to…

tags: Affirmed, Alydar, horseracing, Triple Crown, streaming video This is Affirmed’s 1978 Belmont Stakes win which gave him horseracing’s most recent Triple Crown win. This particular race is often cited as being the most exciting Belmont win in history. Remarkably, this was the first time in history that the same two horses, Affirmed and Alydar,…

tags: Seattle Slew, horseracing, Triple Crown, streaming video Here’s a video of Seattle Slew’s victory in the Belmost Stakes in 1977 — the speedy Seattle Slew was the first horse to win horseracing’s Triple Crown while remaining undefeated. He also turned in a fast time, despite the crappy track conditions that he ran on. If…

tags: Secretariat, horseracing, Triple Crown, streaming video I hope that Big Brown wins today’s Belmont Stakes here in New York, and in fact, I think he will win, especially since his only potential contender of note, Casino Drive, was scratched this morning. If Big Brown manages to win today, he will become only the 12th…

tags: My Guy Barbaro, horse racing, horses, Kentucky Derby, Edgar Prado, John Eisenberg, book review Like most of America, I fell under the spell of the talented athlete, Barbaro. I was riveted by his brilliance and ability. Despite Barbaro’s tragic end, I wanted to read a book that told his story, that gave him a…