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Holiday Odd Spot: Possible World Record At Dubbo

Wednesday, 22nd December 2010

Holiday Season Odd Spot: In what could be a world first, runners competing in the final race over 1600m at Dubbo in central-western NSW finished in racebook order - all 9 of them. Racecaller Colin Hodges declared: "What would be the odds about this happening? It defies belief that 9 horses could go around in a 1600m race & finish exactly as the handicapper intended. I've seen a couple of 5 and 6-horse fields finish in order, but never a 9-horse field." For those wondering about the possibility of this occurring: it's 362,880-1. The complete finishing order was:

  • 1st-No.1 Miss Reed (Greg Ryan, $5.50)
  • 2nd-No.2 Hinterland (Kody Nestor, $1.80)
  • 3rd-No.3 Flash Academy (Kacie Chater, $13)
  • 4th-No.4 Happy Henry (Tiffany Jeffries, $8)
  • 5th-No.5 Tompeppa (Justin Stanley, $12)
  • 6th-No.6 Ornithology (Dar Lunn, $17)
  • 7th-No.7 Seatune (Jeff Kehoe, $21)
  • 8th-No.8 Grand Chime (James Geppert, $17)
  • 9th-No.9 Roughshot (Ken Dunbar, $13)
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