google10fa0980c6101c7f.html The Many Faces of Death: He Was DEAD, But He Still Won the Race,USA


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Saturday, September 10, 2011

0 He Was DEAD, But He Still Won the Race,USA

Frank Hayes (1888–1923) was a jockey who, in 1923, suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a race at Belmont Park in New York. His horse, Sweet Kiss, finished and won the race with his lifeless body still atop, making him the first, and thus far, only, jockey to win a race after death

"In February 1923, thirty-five-year-old horse trainer and wanna-be jockey Frank Hayes nagged the owner of a 20–1 long shot named Sweet Kiss to let him ride the beast at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. To everyone's surprise, Sweet Kiss ran the race of its life and won... The horse's owner was stunned, too — especially when he went to congratulate Hayes and found him slumped in the saddle, quite dead. Doctors confirmed that a coronary had done him in."


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