The Washington Nationals racing presidents continued their tribute to the Rio Olympics Tuesday night at Nationals Park, this time with an equestrian event that featured the ten-foot tall presidents jumping over obstacles while running with stick horses between their legs.
The task proved to difficult for lanky Abe Lincoln, who fell down early, but Teddy Roosevelt surged ahead of the pack, and appeared headed to an easy victory.
However, the Bull Moose knocked over the hurdle and was promptly disqualified by the Olympic judge.
Teddy had reason to object at the inconsistent judging, since he had been more aggressive in breaking the rules in the previous race.
On Sunday the presidents race had begun as normal, but was interrupted for an Olympic volleyball game along the first base line. The presidents exchanged a few volleys, and the team of George, Tom, and Herbie were leading, but Teddy broke away after two points to take the tape, and was awarded the win.