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    talk about bizarre!

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    OMG!!! :o

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    The accident[edit]The thirty-five-year-old Hayes had never won a race before[3] and in fact by profession was not actually a jockey but a horse trainer[4] and longtime stableman.[5] The horse, a 20-1 outsider called Sweet Kiss, was owned by Miss A.M. Frayling.[2] Hayes apparently died somewhere in the middle of the race, but his body remained in the saddle throughout. Sweet Kiss eventually crossed the finish line, by a head[6] with Hayes technically still atop her back, making him the first, and thus far only, jockey known to have won a race after death.[7]

    Aftermath[edit]Hayes' death was not discovered until Miss Frayling and race officials came to congratulate him shortly after the race. It was theorised that the fatal heart attack was probably brought on by Hayes' extreme efforts to meet the weight requirements, possibly followed by the excitement of riding to the front of the pack.[2] The newspaper reported he had slimmed down from 142 pounds to 130 pounds in a very short time.[8]

    After the discovery of Hayes' death, all further post-race regulations were waived by the Jockey Club, the result being declared official without the customary formality of weighing in.[9] Hayes, dressed in his colorful racing silks, was buried three days later.[3] The horse never was in a race again.[6] It was claimed that Sweet Kiss was nicknamed "Sweet Kiss of Death" for the rest of her life.[10


    Chuffing Nora.......

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    you couldn't make this up.. :think:

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    No. It's a bit macabre, but amazing that he stayed sitting on the horse!

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    yes..frozen solid ,rigor mortis????

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    No, it takes a minimum of 2 hours for that to set in, and often a lot longer.

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    he must've been clinging on for dear life poor chap..

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    It was awful wasn't it?

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