Top dog in Romford triple dead-heat rematch

THEY came in nose-to-nose-to-nose last time they met in Romford Greyhound Stadium, but Friday saw a clear-cut winner between the historic triple dead-heat dogs.

Droopys Djokovic beat arch rivals Ayamzagirl and Killishin Masai in a one-off three-dog race at the London Road venue.

A week before, officials ruled all three had crossed the line in a time of 59.53 seconds 925m track – making headlines worldwide.

The odds of it happening were like “winning the lottery, then getting hit by lightning minutes later”, Simon Clare, spokesman for racetrack owner Coral said.

The re-match saw Droopys Djokovic take 59.65 seconds to cover the track.

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However, there was less than 0.5 seconds separating first and third, with Ayamzagirl coming in at 59.91 seconds, and Killishin Masai finishing at 60.03 seconds.

It was the first time that greyhound racing staged a three dog race, with contests traditionally featuring six dogs.

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But the extraordinary events prompted by the three-way tie on January 19, and authorised by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, led to the high-profile rematch – broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The three dogs won �3,000 between them, with Droopys Djokovic enjoying a �2,000 share, the runners-up taking �500 each.

Bookies Coral had put odds of 2/1 on all three dogs.

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