Sunday, February 14, 2010

RIP Dick Francis

If nothing else, Dick Francis is a nice reminder that it's never too late to try a second career. This clip used to be a mainstay on those Greatest Sports Bloopers programs that antedated ESPN, but if you've never seen Francis on the Queen's horse, Devon Loch, as the horse belly-flops a furlong from glory in the 1956 Grand National, it's worth a look. Most exciting 7:00 in sports (the horse gives it up around the 6-minute mark, after the last fence).

1 comment:

  1. So that's where those South Korean short-track speed skaters got the idea....