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Strip Grand National

Jockeys removing clothes while riding...
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As the Grand National, except that jockeys are awarded a one yard bonus for every item of clothing they remove on the way round the course.

Although the idea sounds silly (undoubtedly it *is* silly) but actually, Strip National holds true to traditional sporting values: removing your clothes while riding and jumping would be skilful, dangerous, and would involve tactical decisions (should I concentrate on urging the horse forward, or try to steal a yard by removing my left sock?)

And there might be some small element of comedy involved too.

Although the National is a fantastic spectacle in itself, the Strip National would appeal to a new audience and would certainly be of interest to a certain tier of media outlet.

Fishrat, Apr 11 2006


       those little guys would probably cheat - silk is so easy to rip.   

       could they leave their boots on?
po, Apr 11 2006

       //tactical decisions//
Kinda like strip poker. [+]
Good to see you again, [Fishy]!
Letsbuildafort, Apr 11 2006

       All very funny until some randy stallion mistook a jockey's back passage for a winking mare.. then even funnier!
ConsulFlaminicus, Apr 11 2006

       Do you have much experience riding, [Fishrat]? Will velcro be allowed?
normzone, Apr 11 2006

       I can't ride to save my life. However, my girlfriend (sorry - fiancee as of last week) has a horse so I do spend a bit of time around the stables.   

       I find it hard enough staying on top of a horse when it's just plodding along, let alone trying to de-trouser at 40 MPH.   

       However, I'll not soften my rules: No velcro allowed!
Fishrat, Apr 12 2006

       //...fiancee as of last week//
Congrats, Fishrat! Oh and I love the statement "...let alone trying to de-trouser at 40 MPH." Yes - its probably a lot tougher than it looks.
Letsbuildafort, Apr 12 2006

       Standard techniques would surely catch on:   

       "And straight out of the turnstiles and all of them using the Palmson technique to lose the shoes, first seen in the 2004 derby, it's a beaut' of a move there."   

Germanicus, Apr 12 2006

       Leaving the jockeys in nothing but boots and helmets.   

PollyNo9, Apr 12 2006

       Congrats on the fy-ants. I suggest specially designed seams for easy clothes ripping.   

       Socks and shoes will stay on, however. At least if I'm riding. I think I'd look pretty dashing in just knee-high boots and a helmet and goggles (off to the tanning booth).
normzone, Apr 12 2006

       [fhlish] I take your point, but I'm sure some items could be taken off while maintaining a decent speed. That would be [thechallenge/2].
Fishrat, Apr 13 2006


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