Videos tagged with "animal"

Oscar Pistorius vs a HORSE [01:31]
Subscribe for the latest news from SNTV: bit.ly "Bladerunner" Oscar Pistorius raced against a horse in Doha on Wednesday and won - all in an effort to promote disability sport and fight discrimination in the region. Normally when a horse takes on a human in a race there's usually only one winner but that was before Oscar Pistorius challenged a noble steed to a sprint and it was the horse who came away with a long face. The Aspire Zone in Doha witnessed "Bladerunner", beating an Arabian horse as part of the 'Definitely Able' campaign which uses special events to highlight the exceptional feats Paralympic athletes are capable of. Reporter question: "Oscar, how was it?" Oscar Pistorius: "I think you know, for what it's... it wasn't about who won today, it was just about coming out here and really just showing people that those (people) with disabilities are not to be stereotyped against... Having the Arab horse out here, which is a symbolisation of strength and power in this region... To be able to do a showcase event like this is a lot of fun. So thanks to everybody who came out here, it was a good night and hopefully it will do a lot to change the perceptions of people with disabilities in this region." Several noted athletes have pitted themselves against animal opposition with limited success over the years. Welsh sprinter Jamie Baulch and American legend Jesse Owens have both raced against horses, while Pistorius' compatriot, rugby player Bryan Habana, once ran against ...

A Experiment Gone Right [04:56]
Not many know that the fastest land animal over a distance is the race horse. to add, this running machine was actually man made. It was an experiment gone right.

Phar Lap's home and animal friends [13:16]
This video takes you on a journey from the Phar Lap raceway to the birthplace at Seadown of Timaru's wonder horse and legend Phar Lap. On the way we meet a bus full of animals who call in to say hello to Phar Lap. We also look at some of the ways in which the world renown legend racehorse could have his surrounding improved. We are are calling for donations to make improvement to Phar laps home

The Majesty and History of the Horse [05:42]
Muriel Lennox, author of "Northern Dancer: The Legend and His Legacy", and internationally recognized authority on Northern Dancer and his sire Nearctic and their astonishing influence on the world's greatest Thoroughbreds talks about the beauty and majesty of these animals.

Horse racing - Born to Run [2012MAPS Film School] [05:36]
people who love horses work hard for their animals and the racing that is its final agenda.

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