What are the odds?
PUBLISHED: 11:10 20 January 2011
Historic dead heat at Romford
ROMFORD Greyhound Stadium bore witness to an historic feat last night — a three-dog dead heat.
There was nothing to separate Killishin Masai (4-1), Droopys Djokovic (12-1) and Ayamzagirl (4-1) at the end of the 925m Coralcasino.com marathon stakes, which was shown live on Sky Sports as part of their Coronation Cup coverage.
All three crossed the line in a time of 59.53secs and the result left punters and officials stunned. A stadium spokesman said: “Two-dog dead heats happen from time to time, but nobody can remember there ever being a three-dog at Romford. There were 18 different Tote dividends.”
Coral spokesman Simon Clare added: “The odds of this happening are many millions to one. It’s like winning the lottery, then getting hit by lightning minutes later.”
The £600 winnings were split between the three dogs, with the highest trio dividend on the night being £32.50 for a £1 stake.
The trainers of the three greyhounds were Chris Kyme, Jim Daly and Mark Wallis, and the officials involved in the historic event were Sam Williams (photo finish), Peter O’Dowd (judge) and Stuart Murray (steward).
Honey Trampas, the 1-2 favourite, won the Coral Coronation Cup final an hour after, picking up a £5,000 prize money, but all the talk was of the history made earlier in the evening.
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