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NASCAR fan is hit and killed by lightning strike in the parking lot of Pocono Raceway (my response) [01:11]
(my response) Brian Zimmerman, of Moosic, Pa., died as he stood near his car in the parking lot of Pocono Raceway, according to the Monroe County coroner. A woman who answered the phone at Zimmerman's home declined comment. Nine other people were injured during Sunday's violent storm, though it wasn't immediately clear how many might have been struck by lightning. One who had been listed Sunday night in critical condition was upgraded to stable. The crowd of about 85000 was advised over public address systems and through social media to take cover Sunday afternoon when lightning and heavy rain hit the track near the end of the race. But some fans posted on the raceway's Facebook page that they never heard the weather-related announcements. NASCAR spokesman Dave Higdon said Monday that officials are reviewing how the track carried out its emergency procedures. He cautioned against rushing to judgment until all the facts are known. ''Anytime something like this happens, we make sure we look at it again and see if there's anything we should have done different,'' Higdon said. ''It's never a good day for us when someone passes and people are hurt.'' Pocono Raceway president and CEO Brandon Igdalsky expressed sorrow at a news conference Monday afternoon at the track, where a large US flag flew at half-staff. ''Fans are like family to us,'' Igdalsky said, noting that Zimmerman had been coming to races for several years with his friends. He added that he planned to contact ...
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Union Rags - 2012 Belmont Stakes (G1) [02:53]
All trainer Michael Matz wanted was a chance for Union Rags to show what kind of horse he is. Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, the hard-luck colt got that chance and the result was a thrilling victory over Paynter in the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes. Coming off a troubled-trip seventh in the Kentucky Derby, Union Rags was brilliantly ridden by new jockey John Velazquez in the 1 ½-mile Belmont, which lost its marquee horse on Friday when Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another was retired with an injured tendon. In the Derby and Preakness winner's absence, the crowd of 85811 -- the largest for a non-Triple Crown Belmont and the sixth-largest in Belmont Park history -- made Derby third-place finisher Dullahan the slight favorite in the "Test of the Champion," with Union Rags a close second choice, also at 5-2.
Tags: Union, Rags, 2012, Belmont, Stakes, nyra, horse, racing, paynter, dullahan, i'll, have, another, park

I'll Have Another Scrapped: No Triple Crown for Belmont Stakes Favorite Due to Tendonitis [00:44]
Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another's owners were hoping to have another victory this weekend—but that won't happen. The thoroughbred has been scrapped from Saturday's Belmont Stakes, after trainer Doug O'Neill announced the horse was suffering from tendonitis. O'Neill said the horse may have overextended during training and injured one of his Achilles tendons. If the horse had won, he would have been the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years, and the 12th horse in the title's 137-year history. The 3-year-old colt cinched the Kentucky Derby and Baltimore's Preakness Stakes this May and was favored at Belmont. The Belmont Stakes features a grueling 1.5 mile track, nearly 20 percent longer than the Kentucky Derby, and a length not many 3-year-old horses have the stamina for. "I'm bummed we're not participating," said O'Neill, who along with owners and jockey Mario Gutierrez could have raked in large sums of cash with a Triple Crown. "Whoever wins will be a special horse."
Tags: I'll Have Another, Tiple Crown, Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Doug O'Neil, I'll Have Another out, horse racing, horse, racing

I'll Have Another out of the Belmont Stakes [01:46]
An undisclosed injury has taken I'll Have Another out of the Belmont Stakes and out of the running for the Triple Crown. A press conference is scheduled for 1 pm ET. There were indications this morning that something was amiss. Trainer Doug O'Neill took I'll Have Another to the track for his morning jog hours earlier than he had been going for the past three weeks. O'Neill then left the Belmont track without speaking to the media, and owner Paul Reddam was also not available. That was highly unusual for what had been a media-friendly group. "I was watching him this morning," said trainer Ken McPeek, who has two horses in Saturday's race -- Unstoppable U and Atigun. "I wanted to see what his energy level was like, his aura, and the screen [on his stall] was closed. I thought, 'What's that about?' There was people in there. It was a little unusual." Rumors began to circulate late morning that something was wrong with the horse, and O'Neill confirmed the shocking news on The Dan Patrick Show. "It's too bad," said McPeek. "It's a hard thing. I feel really bad for the connections. I feel terrible for them. Saturday's Belmont Stakes were highly anticipated, as I'll Have Another was on the cusp of becoming the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Never a favorite in any of his races, the three-year-old I'll Have Another was a 4/5 favorite to win the final leg of the horse racing's most elusive prize. "Now," McPeek said, "it's wide open."
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Eliza interviews injured jockey Christian Williams at the 2012 Cheltenham festival [01:36]
After sever injuries to both Christian Williams arms and 8 operations; he came back on Boxing day 2011 only to be injured again a month later. Eliza interviews him.
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