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The Funniest Horse Race Ever

Updated on January 15, 2015

Announcer Larry Collmus Calls Race of a Lifetime

August 22, 2010, Oceanport, New Jersey: It was a fine Sunday afternoon, the seventh race at Monmouth Park Racetrack.

Suddenly, announcer Larry Collmus had a tongue twister of a race and a chance for 15 minutes of fame as a viral video star. He did not disappoint.

The call for this horse race sounds like a famous Spike Jones skit... but it was real!

Guess which horse was trained by a woman, and which by a man.

Photo Credit: Tambako @ Flickr, Creative Commons.

My Wife Knows Everything vs. The Wife Doesn't Know - Viral Horse Racing Video

Are These Horses For Real?

A Little More Information on the Famous Horses

In fact, they are. Two different owners, two different trainers, two different pedigrees. The horses' registered names are actually mywifeknowseverything and thewifedoesntknow. Mywifeknowseverything has a fairly tame pedigree of Najran and Rose Jade, but thewifedoesntknow has a slightly tongue-in-cheek pedigree as well: Golden Missile and aheadnotatail. (Guess which is the stud.)

Quotes:

"We like the fact that My Wife Knows Everything, or at least in this instance, knew everything!" -- mywifeknowseverything's owner Michael Giorgio

"It's the truth! That's what it comes down to. What wife doesn't know everything? I was the underdog. I had no chance to beat that one!" -- thewifedoesntknow's owner Edwin Broome

Sources:

The Full Version of "The William Tell Overture" - Spike Jone's famous "Beetlebomb" horse race

I have no idea who the crazy old coot is providing interpretive dance, but more power to him.

(The "race" starts at 1:00 if you want to skip the typical Spike Jones introduction.)

© 2010 Ellen Brundige

So, Uh, What Do You Think?

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    siobhanryan 5 years ago

    Blessed-good lens and a good race

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    gottaloveit2 5 years ago

    That was a true riot! Would have loved to have seen that horse race! Fun article!

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    alyssa87 6 years ago

    lolzzz, it was worth reading, i enjoyed it :D

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    Ellen Brundige 7 years ago from California

    @anonymous: Hee! You may be overestimating my taste; I like some amazingly dumb flash animations. This is pretty funny, though; check it out again sometime when you're in leisure mode.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Grrrgha...wouldn't you know it, I'm on my computer that has videos blocked for faster browsing. They must be good or you wouldn't have made a lens about them. lol!

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    Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

    Very funny. :) Thanks for the laugh.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Wow, I can barely recount who has a puck in a hockey game much less keep horses like that straight!

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    Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

    It made me laugh. Cute!

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    Lisa Auch 7 years ago from Scotland

    Made me laugh...

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    Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

    Thanks for the laugh!

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    Ellen Brundige 7 years ago from California

    @HorseAndPony LM: Hee! I finally found an excuse to use one of the SquidClubs gateways! Thank you!

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    HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

    How funny. My family loved this. Thanks for sharing. Blessed!

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    Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

    Too Funny!