Everyone's looking for a safe bet at the races. And this weekend was no different at Fairyhouse in Ireland with Honeysuckle-the-hurdler returning for a big victory.
But one bloke decided the moment was ripe for a prank by pretending to propose to a pal in front of a live Racing TV crew.
Racing TV presenters Gary O'Brien and Lisa O'Neill are seen discussing results in the footage with two unknown men chatting in the background. As Gary recounts one of the races, the man in khaki trousers and a grey plaid jacket descends onto one knee
He places two hands on his leading leg and raises one with a hand outstretched to the man standing opposite him.
The man receiving the proposal places his hands on his head in apparent shock before walking off behind a presentation stand - without a word!
The man who made the proposal stands up with an astonished expression as Lisa continues to comment on the day's events.
But it soon becomes clear the event was a comedy set-up when the lads' friends approach from a building on the right.
Gary must have missed the quip - and the response - as he wishes the couple his best.
He says: "I think these two guys behind us are getting married.
"Wish them well for the future Lisa, I'm sure they're going to be very happy together."
Racing pundit Kevin Blake retweeted the video and joined in with his own quip.
He wrote: "Dramatic and indeed sad scenes at Fairyhouse.
"It was always going to be a big gamble to pop the question on a public stage like that, but in fairness to the lad, he bounced back quickly!"
Some Twitter users were less impressed with the acting than others, but overall the reaction to the two lads' on-screen banter was an almost straight-run.
The footage ends with the lads' friends rushing in to cheer after Gary says his final goodbye.
The Racing TV studio presenter can be heard laughing in the background.
He says: "It was really good how they pretended to get married.
"And then, of course, he walked out on him!"
The real moral of the story here is that there is no such thing as a safe bet at a racecourse.
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