Horse Racing Quotes

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.- Damon Runyon


The only decent people I ever saw at the racecourse were horses.- James Joyce


Never bet on a sure thing unless you can afford to lose.- Anonymous


A horse gallops with his lungs,
Perseveres with his heart,
And wins with his character.- Tesio


A Horse! A Horse! my kingdom for a horse!- Shakespeare


If you want a kitten, start out asking for a horse.- Unknown


You can lead a horse to manure but you can't make him drink.- Unknown


Horses just naturally have mohawk haircuts.- Unknown


The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.- Jacqueline Kennedy


Treat a horse like a woman and a woman like a horse. And they'll both win for you.- Elizabeth Arden


He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.- Benjamin Franklin


If you cut a dog's head off, you get 25 hours bad luck. It is bad luck to kill a pegasus, unicorn,horse, or similar, if it is pure white in colour. (Followers of Dark and Death tend to disregard this). I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.- Woody Allen


Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.- W C Fields


Look not a gift horse in the mouth.- Unknown


If an ass goes travelling, he'll not come back a horse.- Thomas Fuller


Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.- Julius & Augustus Hare


They swayed about upon a rocking horse, And thought it Pegasus.- John Keats


I know two things about the horse And one of them is rather coarse.- Naomi Royde-Smith


My purpose is, indeed, a horse of that color.- Shakespeare


There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.- R S Surtees


The burden is equal to the horse's strength.- The Talmud


Horses and jockeys mature earlier than people - which is why horses are admittedto race tracks at the age of two, and jockeys before they are old enough to shave.- Dick Deddoes


If you hear the sound of hoofbeats, don't look for zebra!- Unknown


In the world of mules there are no rules.- Ogden Nash


Yankee Doodle camer to town
Riding on a pony;
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni.- Anonymous - Nursery Rhyme


A horse is simply a horse.- Avicenna


Cavalier Tunes Boot and Saddle
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!- Robert Browning


Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. - William Penn


Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. - John Adams


England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women. - Robert Burton


Competitions are for horses, not artists. - Bela Bartok


I can make more generals, but horses cost money. - Abraham Lincoln


Happy art thou, as if every day thou hads't picked up a horseshoe. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits, and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful. - Simone Weil


The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. - William Blake


And the hood of the horses shakes the crumbling field as they run. - Virgil


We've got horse property and there's other stuff to do. Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque, drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry 'ol time.-Lita Ford


Well, honey, I had the million dollar houses, I had the car, I had the horse, I had the barn; I had everything. Was I set free? I didn't even know what that meant.-Taylor Dayne


What do I really think? What do I believe in, without the horse manure?-George Segal


What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.-Anne McCaffrey


What we are seeking so frantically elsewhere may turn out to be the horse we have been riding all along.-Harvey Cox


When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course.-Stephen Spender


When a man's mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire.-John Webster


When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.-Eli Wallach


When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.-Douglas Horton


When the motor was completed and tested, we found that it would develop 16 horse power for a few seconds, but that the power rapidly dropped till, at the end of a minute, it was only 12 horse power.-Orville Wright


Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.-Jackie Kennedy


Why, I'd horse-whip you if I had a horse.-Groucho Marx


Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.-Saint Augustine


With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing, smoldering sound, and I'm part of it. It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing.-Neil Young


With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.-Orville Wright


Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly.-William Cavendish


Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.-Bette Midler


Yes, I think that when the Bible refers to a horse or a horseman, that's exactly what it means.-Tim LaHaye


Yes, I've just bought a new horse, named Jedi.-Bruce Boxleitner


You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led.-Stan Laurel


Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.-Maurice Denis


Ride the horse in the direction that it's going.-Werner Erhard


So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it.-Eli Wallach


So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse: It looks like a wonderful thing, but they are going to regret introducing it into the schools because it simply can't be controlled.-Daniel Greenberg


Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.-Winston Churchill


Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.-Robert Frost


That and the fact that I knew that nobody was going to publish my work at Dark Horse or DC or anywhere.-Rob Walton


That was the first time I saw a horse start from a kneeling position!-Henny Youngman


The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.-Max Frisch


The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth, as with a horse. This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.-Victoria Abril


The Giraffe took the horse's head and led him along on the most level parts of the road towards the railway station, and two or three chaps went along to help get the sick man into the train.-Henry Lawson


The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.-Stendhal


The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.-Henny Youngman


The horse stares at its captor, barely remembering the free kicks of youth.-Mason Cooley


The horse's neck is between the two reins of the bridle, which both meet in the rider's hand.-William Cavendish


The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one; for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security.-William Cavendish


The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.-Adelaide Anne Procter


The North African mule talks always of his mother's brother, the horse, but never of his father, the donkey, in favor of others supposedly more reputable.-Clifford Geertz


The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.-Jackie Kennedy

The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally.-Nat King Cole

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. - Winston Churchill


Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. - W.C. Fields

Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. - Author Unknown


It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall. - Mexican Proverb


The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never. - Yiddish Proverb


Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. - C.W. Anderson


No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. - Winston Churchill


People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. - Marya Mannes


Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world. - Josephine Demott Robinson


It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. - Author Unknown


Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means. - Rudolf C. Binding


He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
- Author Unknown


The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. - Arabian Proverb


Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on! - Nikolai V. Gogol


To ride a horse is to ride the sky. - Author Unknown


There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. - Robert Smith Surtees


A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open. - Gerald Raferty


I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.-Woody Allen


I'd horsewhip you if I had a horse.-S. J. Perelman


I'd like to play a horse, many people think I already have. Either end of the horse would be fine.-Dawn French


I'm the worst rider. I'm a terrible rider. Me and horses are not a good mix. For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie.-Dana Delany


I've done work for hire. I've worked for DC and Dark Horse.-Rob Walton


I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.-Ronald Reagan


I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse. You are just what you are, aren't you?-Jeremy Paxman


If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win.-Charles Caleb Colton


If a horse won't eat it, I don't want to play on it.-Richie Allen


If a man carries his horse out of a slave State into a free one, be does not lose his property interest in him; but if he carries his slave into a free State, the law makes him free.-Benjamin F. Wade


If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path.-Marty Allen


If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.-Charles Ives


If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress.-Alcee Hastings


If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.-Thomas Fuller


If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.-W. H. Auden


If you're lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones.-Chris LeDoux


In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.-Gary Cooper


Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.-Walter Lippmann


It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.-Mark Twain


It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.-Stephen Leacock

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