The Track Philosopher’s
Top 10 Horse Race Songs

Honorable Mention:

Hang Fire by The Rolling Stones

Beetle Bomb by Spike Jones

Faster Horses by Tom T. Hall

Bottle of Smoke by The Pogues

Dead Flowers by The Rolling Stones

I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers

The Angels Took My Racehorse Away by Richard Thompson

Who’s Got the Action by Dean Martin

Better Off Betting on a Horse by Betty Grable


You’re So Vain by Carly Simon


Up on Cripple Creek by The Band


When the Turf Meets the Surf
Written by Bing Crosby


Let the Big Horse Run by John Stewart


Run, Molly, Run (Molley and Tenbrooks)
Sung by The Kingston Trio


The Race Is On by George Jones


Camptown Races by Stephen Foster
Sung by Johnny Cash


Stewball (Was a Racehorse)
Sung by The Hollies


Fugue for Tinhorns from Guys and Dolls


Run for the Roses by Dan Fogelberg

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