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Helmets Off


Jun 11, 2018

Justify won the Triple Crown this past weekend. One of only thirteen horses to ever accomplish this. Eyebrows are raising at Justify's Triple Crown win. Did he get help? After the race, people speculated that another horse helped Justify win by blocking other horses. The term "reckless riding" has been flying around. Scott looked it up and turns out you can be suspended or have your career ended due to reckless riding. It is kind of like reckless driving, veering into another horse or being erratic both qualify as reckless riding. Is horse racing a sport? The question comes up as sports betting becomes legal almost everywhere. How can they prove reckless riding? Scott asks these questions because when money is on the line races are more likely to be fixed. Next, Scott has a story about meeting Justify's trainer. And it isn't a very pleasant story. Scott Mitchell was a record setting quarterback at the University of Utah. After being drafted into the NFL he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Find Helmets Off on Facebook at facebook.com/helmetsoffpodcast and on Twitter @helmetsoffshow.