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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Five Of My Favorite YouTube Horse Racing Videos

If you have ever been on the YouTube website, you have probably spent hours going from one video to another and all of a sudden you realize it is 3 in the morning.  There is a vast collection of historic races on YouTube featuring legends such as Man O'War, Silky Sullivan and Secretariat along with races from horses you may not have heard of.

Over the past few years, horse racing has had its share of videos that have "gone viral" on YouTube including Tom Durkin's call of the horse Arrrr or Larry Collmus' call of a stretch drive between horses Mywifenosevrything and Thewifedoesntknow.  Whether it is a great race, an unusual call or a legendary horse it is fun to search around and watch them all.

In no particular order, here are five of my favorites:

1. The Debut of Donnaguska

Donnaguska is not exactly a famous name in horse racing, but you will probably remember her after watching this.  I would be surprised if anyone watched this race only once as it is unbelievable that Donnaguska wins this race.  Even the announcer can't believe it!

2. 1938 match race War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit

Many of us were not alive when this happened and we've seen the recent movie Seabiscuit.  It is awesome to see the actual race showing how dominant the underdog Seabiscuit was over Triple Crown winner War Admiral on this day.

3. 1988 San Bernardino Handicap

A fantastic race and finish featuring Kentucky Derby winners Alysheba and Ferdinand at Santa Anita.  Announcer Trevor Denman was in his prime, longshot Good Taste set the pace and would make his presence late as well.  It sounds like every single person in attendance was cheering them on in the stretch and watching this will give you goosebumps!

4. Video collage with Aerosmith's "Dream On"

YouTube user Pepper9873 did a super job editing this using clips of superstars like Zenyatta, Barbaro and Rachel Alexandra.  You definitely have to listen to the song along with the video to enjoy it even more.

5. Japan "horse racing" video game

Ok well, this is usually one of those you find at around 2:45 am.  It is a horse race simulation, but none of the runners resemble real-life horses.  It is bizarre and hilarious all at the same time and afterwards you'll be thinking to yourself "what did I just watch?". 

What are some of your favorite YouTube horse racing videos?  Share with us in the comments below!

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