History made as 1,000/1 shot romps home
History was made on Betfair at Wetherby yesterday. The result of the Follow At Racing_UK On Twitter Handicap Hurdle looked settled at the last but drama followed with three horses beaten at 1.01, while the winner Pookie Pekan was backed at 1,000/1.
Betfair's Barry Orr said: "This is a first in our 18-year history. We've had plenty of races where two horses have traded at the basement price of 1.01 and got beaten but never three in one race. And then to see a 1,000 [999/1] winner is nothing short of amazing.
"There was plenty traded at 1.01 and a tenner at 1,000 on the winner. It's the glorious uncertainty of racing taken to an extreme on what we thought was a quiet Tuesday."