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 Post subject: Diddya know?
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Credence Clearwater Revival were previously known as The Gollywogs! :shock:

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In the beginning they were Pollywogs.

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In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.

The only time in sports history when a competition has been won by a dead man.. :shock:

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Fra ... ce/#!Bq6yf

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No! :shock: How in the hell could that happen!?

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Reminds me of Weekend At Bernie's.

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In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.

The only time in sports history when a competition has been won by a dead man.. :shock:

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Fra ... ce/#!Bq6yf

Was it classed officially as a win?

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Was it classed officially as a win?



Indeed it was....from the link:

'On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes took off through the gates at Belmont Park on Long Island. He and his horse, Sweet Kiss, made it to the finish line first. But all was not well. During the race, Hayes had a heart attack and died. Nonetheless, he was declared the winner:

But when the horse crossed the finish line it became quite evident that Frank Hayes was more than just “relaxed”- the jockey dropped out of the saddle, lifeless.

It was later determined that Hayes had died of heart failure shortly after Sweet Kiss took the lead, and the New York Times speculated that the jockey’s heart had given out as a result of severe training in order to make weight, coupled with the excitement of winning his first race. Hayes, dressed in his colourful racing silks, was buried three days later. In light of the incident, Belmont’s Jockey Club waived all of the rules and thus made Hayes’ win official. This ruling makes Frank Hayes the only jockey to win a race while deceased. In fact, it is the only time in sports history when a competition was won by a dead man.'

Sad story really...it was his one and only winner, that quite literally, turned out to be a dead-cert.. :shock:

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John Denver began his career as one of The Mitchell Trio.

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Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

I didn't know that.. :shock: 8)

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