Thursday, August 7, 2008

Suicide Horse Race Tramples Women

OMAK, Wash. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A wild horse race in Omak, Washington, is a killer – especially for bucking broads.

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, “It’s a free for all out there. I admit it can be very dangerous, especially for a woman.”

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