Frank Hayes – The Jockey Who Won A Race After Death


From wikipedia –

The thirty-five-year-old Hayes had never won a race before and in fact by profession was not actually a jockey but a horse trainer and longtime stableman. The horse, a 20-1 outsider called Sweet Kiss, was owned by Miss A.M. Frayling. 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 with Hayes technically still atop her back, making him the first, and thus far only, jockey known to have won a race after death.

And the poor horse – It was claimed that Sweet Kiss was nicknamed “Sweet Kiss of Death” for the rest of her life.

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