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Incredible Moment Eight Horses Cross The Finish Line At Almost Same Time

Claire Reid

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Incredible Moment Eight Horses Cross The Finish Line At Almost Same Time

Eight horses crossed the finish line at almost exactly the same time during a race on Boxing Day. 

The Betway Insider Handicap at Wolverhampton had one of the closest finishes of all time with the eight horses all pretty much neck and neck as they headed over the line. 

The win was given to Diamond Jill, but sports fans were left reeling by how close the result was. 

Commentator Martin Harris appeared to just about be able to spot the winner, announcing: "It's wide open.

"Diamond Jill is bursting through on the inside, it's going to be a six or seven way photo.

"Diamond Jill might have snatched it.

"Very tight indeed."

The photo finish was able to show 4-1 Diamond Jill had indeed just about managed to grab the victory, with Rania in second place and Al Gaiya in third.

Seventh place went to Broken Rifle, despite the fact the horse finished fractions of seconds after the winner, while Born To Sire came in eighth. 

Horse racing commentator Mike Cattermole said on Sky Sports: "I don't think I've ever seen a tighter finish."

Posting a shot of the horses at the finish line on Twitter, fellow commenter Oli Bell wrote: “How’s this for a finish?”

Responding to his post one racing fan wrote: “Photo! Photo! ......that's one for the judge.”

Another said: “Amazing stuff. Created a great buzz on course!”

While a third added: “This is what racing is all about, imagine if every race finished like this.” 

Earlier this year, race fans were left baffled when they flicked onto ESPN and found corgi racing

Yes, adorably cute dogs racing off against each other down a race track in America.

ESPN viewers were left baffled but ultimately overjoyed to witness the unusual event, with one person writing: "We have Corgi races on ESPN, the immediate left turn to the infield got me."

Another said: "So, ESPN is just showing corgi races now? I mean, thank you, but also why?"

A third wrote: "The only time I will watch ESPN is when they have corgi races on."

Specifically, ESPN were showing the 2021 Corgi Races staged at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington.

In case you’re wondering, the big winner out of the 72 dogs that took part in the contest was Angus, from Auburn.

It was actually Angus' second title, surely making him the dog to beat in next year's running.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports Racing/Twitter

Topics: Sport

Claire Reid
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