Originally Posted by Maple
The horse probably was confused... there are no starting stalls. Even before the race starts you can see the jockey trying to get the horse ready but it isn't something he would be used to.
This isn't the first horse vs person race. I believe a horse named Zippy Chippy raced against a (i think) baseball player?
I think so. From what I know the horse got injured because something flew off the guy and hit the horse in the eye and screwed everything up.
But I'm not 100% sure. I heard that a couple years ago. I think that is the one your talking about.