British People Wearing Bonkers Headgear: An Explanation of Ladies Day

Maggie Lange · 06/20/13 03:12PM

Today marked an annual ceremony called Ladies Day, when Royalty and their hangers-on gather to ostensibly attend a horse race in the small town of Ascot in England. The exclusive Royal Enclosure also requires attendees to adhere to particular fashion requirements, which prompt the question: Dear England, what the fuck is on your head?

The Last Days of OTB

Max Read · 12/09/10 01:54AM

And another weird New York institution bites the dust: The Off-Track Betting Corporation, the state-owned horse betting business, has finally closed after years of threatening to do so. Fifty parlors were shut down and 1,000 people were laid off.

Ridiculous Horse Names Make for Unintentionally Hilarious Commentary

Matt Cherette · 08/25/10 01:45PM

A recent New Jersey horse race included competitors named Lady Mutada, Little Miss Macho, My Wife Knows Everything, and My Wife Doesn't Know. With that in mind, it's obvious that the announcer's commentary made for hilariously inadvertent comedy. Video inside.