Writing about horse racing that recently blew me away: Our Faith in Horses by Jamie Allen, published in the Spring 2015 edition of the Oxford American. Here is my favorite paragraph:
"I love most sports. But a horse race? A Triple Crown race? There’s a reason the Kentucky Derby is called the most exciting two minutes in sports. Consider Game 7 of the World Series, bottom of the ninth, tied up, two outs, bases loaded, home run hitter at bat. Take the soccer World Cup final going to penalty kicks. Take any Hail Mary in the history of football. Bottle those moments and shake. Spill it on a dirt track. Find out the victor quicker than you can poach an egg. And that winner will not be some cocky, overpaid athlete. It’s a better-looking creature, a horse, who simply wants to run faster."
The whole beautiful article can be read here: Our Faith in Horses