Discussion

Downhill battle

Mountain racing riders only know one way to go: all out

Updated: July 11, 2012, 6:30 PM ET
By Austin Considine | ESPN The Magazine

You don't have to be drunk to race a horse down a mountain. But Darren Sulin swears it helped him.

"I do seem to go a bit slower since I quit drinking," says the 42-year-old Canadian, whose grin has been missing its front teeth since they were knocked out during a bull ride 15 years ago. "I guess when I was drinking, maybe I didn't hold back."

On this August day at the Redstone Rodeo in British Columbia, Sulin is the first of five racers to ease his ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE HORSE RACING HEADLINES