On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes rode 20-1 long shot Sweet Kiss to victory at Belmont Park. While that seems impressive, what made the win even more memorable is that at some point during the race, poor Frank died. He somehow stayed on the horse and ended up in the winner’s circle. Or six feet under it. It was his first (and last) win as a jockey.
Jockeys are in the news again, and we’ve got another surprise finish. But this one has implications far beyond the racetrack.
Click here for the rest of the story, originally posted yesterday on the BakerHostetler blog, Employment Law Spotlight.
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