Horse racing trick secret: the weirder the name the faster the horse!
It was an astonishing win in a race that was expected to be a rematch between rival horses Shackleford and Animal Kingdom, both of which had been competing to win a second leg of the Triple Crown.
Animal Kingdom nearly tossed his jockey at the start and fell behind early, while Shackleford came out of the gate strong and held the lead for much of the race.
But he lost it at the end.
The two favs fell by the wayside as Ruler On Ice was followed by Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed in second and third place.
Will have to wait for the third leg of the triple to break the now three-way rivalry.
Our money is on Bubble Poop Ninja Breath !!
Ok, that's not a real horse… but it should be, cause he would totally win.
[Image via WENN.]