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It's a great sport

Updated: April 11, 2011, 4:41 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

It happens every May: An intern tells a mainstream media member that the big horse race in Kentucky is due, and soon it's on the air. Horse racing, like boxing, is down for the count. And now, today's strike and drug use news in the "major" sports.

Here are 57 reasons why horse racing remains one of the best sports going.

1. The tattoos are on the inside (of a horse's lip) 2. Unlike NASCAR, wagering is permitted 3. It's exciting 4. You have to be smart to win consistently 5. Dummies ...

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