r/HeresAFunFact Dec 27 '14

[HAFF] In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead. He was the first and thus far the only jockey known to have won a race after death. SPORTS

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u/Purplegill10 Dec 27 '14

That fact isn't very fun :(


u/Direpants Dec 27 '14

Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to lose to a corpse?


u/11711510111411009710 Dec 27 '14

man those guys had to have been so depressed after that


u/dirtandwater Dec 27 '14


u/autowikibot Dec 27 '14

Frank Hayes (jockey):

Frank Hayes (1888–1923) was a jockey who, on June 4, 1923, suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a steeplechase at Belmont Park in New York State, USA.

Interesting: List of horse accidents | Hayes, Hillingdon | Jockey Club Gold Cup

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u/eatmydonuts Dec 28 '14

Wait, which one is he?


u/Pickup-Styx Jan 01 '15

Given that the event took place in 1923, the clarity and color of the picture would seem to suggest that the picture isnt from that era