Videos tagged with "unusual"

Parachutist falls onto the field during Las Vegas Rugby Sevens game.MP4 [00:57]
There was an unusual surprise falling from the sky during the third place game at the Las Vegas Rugby Sevens.

BC Cup Day, Hastings Park, Race 10, 1 3/8 miles, Purse 22K 56.3GP [01:18]
This was the day's final race, a marathon test of endurance for these 10 horses. It's an unusual distance because few horses ever have cause to race this far, & few are bred to relish it. The conditions were track fast and dry, favouring speed horses, with partial sun and high humidity, with a temperature of 28 degrees. The video picks up well into the race, during which the runners crossed the finish line a rtotal of 3 times, around the 5/8 mile oval in Vancouver.
Tags: Hastings Park, horse racing, endurance, sports, racing, horses, vancouver, Super Steve, Roses For Ben, Mr. Cooper, fans

Olympic Opening Ceremony 1956 Stockholm Equestrian Games (Amateur Footage) [02:23]
After the IOC awarded the Games of the XVIth Olympiad to Melbourne in Victoria, Australia they learned that Australian quarantine laws required a six-month quarantine period for horses entering the country. As the six-month quarantine made it impractical for competitors horses to be transported to Australia, this precluded Melbourne from being able to host the equestrian events at the 1956 Olympic Games. It was decided, actually in violation of the Olympic Charter, to contest separate Equestrian Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, from 10 through 17 June 1956. At the 50th IOC Session in Athens on 13 May 1954, Stockholm was chosen to host the Equestrian Olympics over Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Berlin, Germany; and Los Angeles, California, USA. The 1956 Equestrian Games were held without major political incidents, although some would occur a few months later and affect the Games in Melbourne in November. The opening ceremony was quite unusual as all competitors came in on their mounts, including the flag bearers. Hans Wikne brought the Olympic Flame into the stadium on horseback and lit the main torch. Karin Lindberg and Henry Eriksson held lighted torches, ran towards the stadium tower with the torches and lit flames there. Sweden's Henri Saint Cyr recited the oath of the athletes while on his horse, and later won two gold medals in individual and team dressage. This was matched by Germany's Hans Günter Winkler, who won gold medals in the individual and team ...
Tags: London 2012, Stockholm (City/Town/Village), Olympics, Track, Field, Horse, Beijing, Gold, Interview, Footage, Horses, Vancouver, Relay, World, Winter, Bolt, Team, Championships, Running, Medal, Sports, Phelps, Record, China, 100m, Fleetwood, Ceremony, Swi

Horse racing oddity: jockey misjudges distance [03:22]
This race on May 16, 2004 is very entertaining. The Hasta la Vista Handicap at Turf Paradise in Arizona is run at what today is an unusually long distance of 1 7/8 miles. This requires two full circuits of the course, rather than the usual one time around in most races. Unfortunately for jockey Jorge Carreno, he forgets that minor detail, creating a very unusual sitation.
Tags: horse racing, funny, jockey

1994 Lady's Secret Handicap - Hollywood Wildcat [02:27]
Even though the Breeders' Cup Distaff will be the toughest race of the day to win, trainer Neil Drysdale acts as though he can't wait to get to Churchill Downs with Hollywood Wildcat, the filly who won the stake a year ago. Running out front, an unusual spot for the 4-year-old, Hollywood Wildcat beat Exchange by 2 1/4 lengths Monday in the $106400 Lady's Secret Handicap at Santa Anita, and Drysdale plans to have her on a plane Wednesday for Kentucky, where the 11th Breeders' Cup will be run Nov. 5. "Churchill Downs is a track that you should train (a horse) over before a race," Drysdale said. "That's according to Charlie (Whittingham). And Charlie does well there." Before launching his own career 20 years ago, Drysdale worked as an assistant for Whittingham, who won the Kentucky Derby with Ferdinand and Sunday Silence in the 1980s. The $1-million Distaff is expected to include Sky Beauty, Heavenly Prize and Lakeway, and Phone Chatter is also a possibility, depending on how she performs Sunday in the Spinster at Keeneland. Hollywood Wildcat didn't get back to the races this year until mid-June. After finishing third in the La Canada at Santa Anita, Drysdale put her on grass, where she won the Gamely Handicap and finished second in the Beverly Hills Handicap, both at Hollywood Park. She then ran second again, behind Flawlessly, the champion turf mare, in the Ramona Handicap at Del Mar. Hollywood Wildcat was back on dirt Monday, winning the same race that served as her ...
Tags: santa, anita, horse, racing, hollywood, wildcat, eddie, delahousaye, neil, drysdale, exchange, eliza, trevor, denman, cowan, champion, kris, war, chant

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