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And They're Off

Due to Covid-19, the three legs of racing's Triple Crown will be canceled this year. No Kentucky Derby, Preakness, or Belmont. Horses have had to deal with their share of equine pandemics over the centuries dating back to Arabian nights and Alibaba , many millenniums ago. The best known of these deleterious plagues are equine encephalitis and the debilitating muscle disease, Charlie Horse. In more modern times, improper fitting horse shoes causing hoof fungus in the Triple Crown winner, Affirm was confirmed. Many of these horses preparing for the Kentucky Derby and other races were actually relieved to hear the races had been cancelled. Mares, colts, fillies, geldings, stallions, Sylvester Stallone, studs, Pegasus, and a horse with no name all agreed that these races are for the birds. 2020 Derby favorite "Authentic" said he was sick of these tiring horse whipped workouts . "Tiz The Law", another top prospect agreed. Past winners "Secretariat, Citation, American Pharoah, and Justify all maintained that despite their success, they'd rather have been pulling a buggy in Central Park in Manhattan than racing. When asked about their opinion of the three big races being canceled, "Sea Biscuit" just neighed, "Silver" gave the interviewer the heave Hi Ho., "Flicker" gave the lights out look. "Trigger" threw Roy Rogers off, and "Mister Ed" was speechless. There's just no way these horses could keep social distancing ,former thoroughbred known as "Ruffian the Crazy Horse" commented . Horse racing fans and betting parlors across the USA are obviously disheartened and disappointed. Several riders interviewed including Mickey Rooney, Jockey Schwartz, Jockey Underwear, and Jock Strap wondered how they can still make a living . Rodeos , circuses, or riding a Clydesdale for Budweiser was not in the plans any of these riders of the storm or the purple sage had. Jock Cousteau said he felt like horse radish without Gefilte fish and Disc Jockey was quoted" Thank goodness for Nascar Racing.

posted on May 2, 2020 7:53 PM ()

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