Saturday, May 2, 2009

Horse Trained By Country Superstar John Rich Wins Kentucky Derby.

The horseracing world is in shock today as the Mine That Bird, a 50-1 long shot, ran away with the Kentucky Derby. Equally shocking is the fact that the horse was trained by country music singer and popular member of the musical duo Big & Rich, John Rich.

Rich, pictured above being interviewed after the race (left) and big pimpin' on tour in a BWP file photo (right), frequently includes lyrics about horses in his music and has been a race enthusiast since he was a child. His song "Save a Horse, Ride A Cowboy", about the importance of healthy and safe horse breeding/racing, has gotten much play in the horse racing world as of late, after the tragic deaths of horses Barbaro and Eight Belles.

"It's a dream come true," Rich said after the race. "I'm glad that we were able to have a good clean race without any serious horse injuries."

"Now that I have achieved my ultimate horseracing goals, I plan on moving onto my next project of raising awareness about the sad state of our economy and deteriorating state of the autobile industry," Rich said, referring to his latest hit single "Shutting Detroit Down".

Good Luck Mr. Rich, we're all rooting for you.

10 comments:

  1. hahahah your sooo wrong that is NOT JOHN RICH from Big and Rich...

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  2. Are you serious? Crap! I guess I need to check my facts next time.

    But seriously... it was a joke, I'm well aware that is not John Rich

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  3. I swear to god Nick I will boot you from this site if you start checking facts

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  4. no im pretty sure that's john rich.

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  5. It doesn't matter if that is Rich of Big and Rich or another John Rich. The point is he's supposed to be interested in the safety of horses, which is really a joke when it comes to the horse racing industry. Horses racing when they are only two or three years old is a safety issue all by itself. Horses are still growing at those ages with growth plates still not closed, so running hard on those legs will continue to cause breakdowns if not today then down the road for the horses that survive. It's the dollar that runs horse racing and certainly not concern for the safety of the horses.

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  6. so are you suggesting riding a cowboy is a safe alternative?

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  7. riding a cowboy is the only alternative.

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  8. i guess....the glue industry won't be happy about it though

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  9. couldn't have said it better myself dazey! that was the message i was trying to get across

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  10. i don't think dazey fully understands how much we truly care about the deep issues of horse training. i recently read a study that shows promise in chemical treatments that will fully close the growth-plates in horses by age 1.5. see? problems are solved here at BWP

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