No matter how you look at it, sports are dangerous. But add the element of harnessing the power of a 1000-pound beast that can freak out at the drop of a hat, and you’ve opened up a can of hurt on your ass you can’t even imagine. So in honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby, which airs Saturday, May 1st at 5pm ET on NBC (post time – 6:15pm), we’ve put together the seven most horrific horse racing wrecks caught on tape. Animal lovers beware.
Wrong Way Head-On Horse Collision, Jockey Brain Damage
Chain Reaction Crash
What Happens When You Ride Wild Animals
Takes A Spill And Gets Right Back Up
Horse Falls and Gets Crushed
I Don’t Believe This Guy Survived (Wait For It…)
Jockey Falls Off Horse, Gets Dragged