The Suicide Stampede Race gallops into town today (Aug. 7) for the 74th year, where horse riders will try not to break their necks or bruise their egos riding down a 150-foot vertical hill.
According to Pete Palmer, president of the Owners and Jockey Association, pony-riding females need to watch their backs if they participate.
She says, This race is not any place for women. Men race to prove their manhood, like a right of passage. It would be an insult if they got beat by a woman.
To avoid losing to a lady, Palmer says male participants threaten and intimidate women to give them a reason not to race, and have even tugged at their reigns while racing to throw them off their horses.
Palmer says, Its a free for all out there. I admit it can be very dangerous, especially for a woman.
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