View Full Version : Johnson set to race horse

06-01-2007, 08:20 AM
I'm all for players doing things for charities and the like but I have to say this is one that belongs in the WTF files.

Bengals WR Chad Johnson will race against a horse on June 9 at River Downs, according to the CINCINNATI INQUIRER.

To benefit the charity "Feed the Children," Johnson will try to match strides with a 4-year-old colt named Restore the Roar over RD's turf course.

The event, billed as "Man vs. Beast," will be the feature race and will be simulcast to more than 400 outlets across the country and in South America.

The horse will break from the inside from a starting gate at the eighth pole, and Johnson will break from the outside rail going 11/16 of a mile to the wire. The distances are calculated to create a photo finish.

link (http://www.benmaller.com/archives/2007/may/31-nfl_star_to_race_horse.html)

06-01-2007, 08:28 AM

06-01-2007, 08:29 AM
We're taking pledges. The common pledge is 10 cents a foot for every foot the horse beats the plug.

06-01-2007, 08:50 AM
In a related story here's a clip from our very own 99.7 man vs. horse

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