Triple dead-heat dogs to race again in Romford

HISTORY was made in Romford Greyhound Stadium recently when stunned punters witnessed a triple dead-heat.

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.

And now the hounds are set to chase the hare again tonight (Friday January 28) – in a special three dog race.

Killishan Masai, Ayamzagirl and Droopys Djokovic could not be separated in a photo finish at the venue, in London Road, last Wednesday (January 19).

All three crossed the line in a time of 59.53 seconds.

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But what are the odds of it happening again?

“It would normally be measured in the millions to one but these three dogs are clearly so closely matched that the odds of it happening again tomorrow are much, much shorter”, said Simon.

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This is the first time that the sport of greyhound racing has staged a three dog race, with all races traditionally featuring six dogs, but the extraordinary events prompted the decision by Romford, and authorised by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, to stage a high-profile rematch.

Christopher Kyme, owner of Killishan Masai, said: “I have never witnessed anything like Wednesday night’s finish, and am looking forward to the rematch tomorrow, and hopefully it will be another close finish, with my dog just in front!”

Droopys Djokovic’s trainer Jim Daly, added: “The rematch is great for greyhound racing, and if it’s anything like Wednesday’ race, the crowd are in for a treat. It’s sure to be close again, but it surely can’t be another dead-heat, can it?”

Called the Coral Bring It On Challenge, with prize money of �3,000, the ace will air live at 8.48pm on Sky Sports.

For further details call: 01708 762345.

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