Greatest College Football Traditions

20. Racer 1 - Murray State

As the only school in the nation that enjoys having a real horse run around the track after a touchdown, Murray State's Racer 1 has been running at Racer football games since 1976.

Violet Cactus was the first horse to run in 1976 and after her death, she was buried just inside northwest wall at Stewart Stadium. A plaque on the stadium wall tells the story of the beginning of this grand tradition. Since 1985, each horse has carried the name of Racer 1.