What are the odds?

PUBLISHED: 11:10 20 January 2011

A rare three-dog dead heat

A rare three-dog dead heat


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 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.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Romford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Romford Recorder