Friday, September 21, 2018

Fact of the Day: Frank Hayes

In 1923, a jockey named Frank Hayes won the last race of his life. People discovered that he actually died mid-race of a heart attack but his body stayed on the saddle of his horse until the end. 

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  1. Wow, that's amazing. Talk about dropping dead in harness, eh?

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  2. The above photo is certainly not of 1923 vintage!

    At least the punters would have been paid out, if he had fallen off well just too bad - the punters lose.
    I guess this Frank Hayes was really a true sportsman, right till the last!

    What weird and even tiresome comments above - makes me think some people have an obscene love of seeing their names in print!
    Colin

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  3. Poor dude! What if his death freaked the horse out and that's why it ran so fast.

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