There are many songs with the horse as the main theme or character in the lyrics. “Wildfire” by Michael Murphy and “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones are a couple. But I set out to find the top 10 songs specifically about horse racing.
Whether from the racing aspect or the wagering side of the sport, the list was dreadfully small, but probably more than most major sports. With the exception of baseball, horse racing probably has more songs than the rest.
I can’t name more than one or two songs about golf or tennis or soccer or basketball and car racing. Even our country’s most popular sport, football, only has a couple that I know of “Are You Ready for Some Football” and “The Lonesome Kicker”.
If you would like to see my Top 10 Horse Race Songs just click on the picture and “I’ll Take You There”.