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Moment #40: Horse racing's John Damien sues over dismissal for being gay

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Horse racing, 1975: John Damien, a jockey, trainer and racing steward, was living the good life when he was told...

Jockeys pose shirtless for calendar

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Julien Leparoux Twelve top American jockeys have stripped down for a 2012 calendar that will assist the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund....

An "impossible" win that inspires

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This past weekend at Santa Anita, when Zenyatta looked for the "impossible" win, most of my local LGBT horse-fan friends were in that crowd, screaming their heads off for this popular favorite. And...

The year of girl power

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It's one of those moments when a champion racehorse becomes a symbol for human aspirations.  This year, so many outstanding fillies are out there -- including the remarkable Zenyatta -- that touts...

Quick hits: Federer, Phelps, Lakers, Magic

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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in the Madrid final...on clay! Injuries catch up to Rockets and Celtics as Lakers and Magic reach Conference Semifinals. Phelps loses again in Charlotte. Illinois...

The Preakness is tomorrow

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It's gonna be an interesting race.  Kentucky Derby upset winner Mine That Bird faces an out-of-left-field challenge from Rachel Alexandra.  She's the super-filly who won the Kentucky Oaks the day...

Kentucky Derby Shocker

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The blimp shot reveals just how incredible that winning charge was, by a horse that few commentators (including myself) had given any attention before the race.  Mine That Bird, a Canadian-bred bay...

Who knew jockeys could be this sexy?

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Horse racing takes center stage this weekend and with that, we should consider the jockeys. Photographer Elena Dorfman has and what she came up with puts those athletes in a new perspective. A...

A horsy weekend ahead...

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On Saturday afternoon, a few L.A. friends and I will congregate at my media-room telly with fried chicken and a bottle of wine.   As a kid I started out listening to the Kentucky Derby on the...

Morning hits: Draft, Derby, refs, Cosby

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It's irrelevant to tell people how NFL teams drafted before any of their players have played a single down, but it can be entertaining so here are a couple links. Pro Football Weekly pick-by-pick...

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