Very few people will ever have the chance to ride the insanely valuable Triple Crown-winning American Pharoah. So on a recent morning workout, the racehorse’s jockey strapped a 360-degree GoPro rig to their helmet—allowing the rest of us to come as close as we’ll ever get to riding the steed.
This year's Kentucky Derby was certainly exciting for its mint-julep-soaked spectators. But our future-minded ancestors might have considered it a bit old fashioned. Why? None of the jockeys were robots.
A group of USC archaeologists received an unusual request. Their services would be required to dig up several large mammals—but not the Ice Age fossils that dot the L.A. landscape. They needed to unearth three horses buried under a racetrack.
Stopwatch. No big deal. You've got one on your wrist, or even on your phone. But it didn't used to be like that. It took a very fast horse and an enterprising company to bring the super-accurate timepiece to America.
Pocket Jockey simulates those carnival games where you have to propel your horse down a via any manner of hammer-bopping, ball-rolling or water gun-squirting—only here, the idea is to actually jump up and down like a horse's gallop. A firm slap to your own hindquarters (riding crop optional) delivers an additional…
These aren't just tiny model horses confined to slots and going around and around in circles. Now you can try your hand at steering these remote-controlled horses around this little track. Each one has a handheld infrared transmitter that functions as both controller and charging station.
Some of my fondest memories as a kid included spending time at the horse track while my father gambled away all of my college savings. Man, those were the days—all of the second hand smoke I could handle, for free! This toy is for those less adventurous parent types that still want to expose their children to the…