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Horse Racing Tips - Four legs prove better than two

There's rarely such thing as a dead cert in Horse Racing but Kempton Park 1st July 2010 for one night only. Most likely will not become part of future Horse Racing fixtures it was man versus horse taking centre stage and unsurprisingly man got well and truly trounced.

Jamie Baulch lost his 100m dash against a racehorse - despite having around a 15 metre head start.

Baulch, part of the World Championship winning 4x400m British relay team in 1997, admitted he was outclassed in his battle with Peopleton Brook.

Most bookies seemed reluctant to offer odds on this showdown but those who did gave Baulch's no chance.

Baulch aged 37 a 400m runner in his hay-day (excuse the pun) is not as fleet-footed nor as streamlined as he once was and to be brutally honest he was on a hiding to nothing but he battled manfully for a matter of seconds before Fergus Sweeney rode the overwhelming 1-10 favourite to victory in 10.06 seconds - which would place him tenth on the current IAAF 2010 rankings.

There were very few punters on hand interested in taking the plunge at 6-1, the odds available on Baulch - a little skinny I think but still tempting enough to some.

The winner of the race got the chance to donate £10,000 to a charity of their choice but in the end it was split between the two - half went to Bernardo's Cymru and half went to the Injured Jockeys Fund - so a worthwhile outing for all concerned.

In reality Baulch was never going to get the better of his four-legged foe but there is something truly captivating about man dueling with beast.

Whether it be a race between a former sprinter and a horse, a body builder having a tug-of-war with an Gorrilla or an elephant and my girlfriend playing memory games it's in our nature to be curious about the outcome.

Baulch's defeat also reminds us that humans, however much we like to think otherwise, do not have total command over all they purvey. It was also the ONLY part of the evening that was amusing!

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Friday, July 02, 2010

Horse Racing Tips - Four legs prove better than two

There's rarely such thing as a dead cert in Horse Racing but Kempton Park 1st July 2010 for one night only. Most likely will not become part of future Horse Racing fixtures it was man versus horse taking centre stage and unsurprisingly man got well and truly trounced.

Jamie Baulch lost his 100m dash against a racehorse - despite having around a 15 metre head start.

Baulch, part of the World Championship winning 4x400m British relay team in 1997, admitted he was outclassed in his battle with Peopleton Brook.

Most bookies seemed reluctant to offer odds on this showdown but those who did gave Baulch's no chance.

Baulch aged 37 a 400m runner in his hay-day (excuse the pun) is not as fleet-footed nor as streamlined as he once was and to be brutally honest he was on a hiding to nothing but he battled manfully for a matter of seconds before Fergus Sweeney rode the overwhelming 1-10 favourite to victory in 10.06 seconds - which would place him tenth on the current IAAF 2010 rankings.

There were very few punters on hand interested in taking the plunge at 6-1, the odds available on Baulch - a little skinny I think but still tempting enough to some.

The winner of the race got the chance to donate £10,000 to a charity of their choice but in the end it was split between the two - half went to Bernardo's Cymru and half went to the Injured Jockeys Fund - so a worthwhile outing for all concerned.

In reality Baulch was never going to get the better of his four-legged foe but there is something truly captivating about man dueling with beast.

Whether it be a race between a former sprinter and a horse, a body builder having a tug-of-war with an Gorrilla or an elephant and my girlfriend playing memory games it's in our nature to be curious about the outcome.

Baulch's defeat also reminds us that humans, however much we like to think otherwise, do not have total command over all they purvey. It was also the ONLY part of the evening that was amusing!