THIS amazing photo shows the moment SEVEN horses crossed the finish line at the same time.
And incredibly the 400-yard dash was won by the outsider of the field – with ‘corona’ in its name!
This amazing photo shows the moment seven horses finished in a lineCredit: Scott Martinez/Los Alamitos Racecourse
There was nothing in it as the horses approached the post
It was a blanket finish on the line and next to impossible to call in real-time
The jaw-dropping finish came at Los Alamitos racecourse in California, US.
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Short sprint races in UK and Ireland tend to be over a distance of around five furlongs – with 220 yards in a furlong.
But in America, the ultra short races leave little time for jostling during a race.
Bunched finishes are commonplace in these quickfire sprints, but rarely do they produce anything as close as this race.
And rarely do you get a horse trailing in last for much of it come through and pinch the honours at the end.
But that was what happened when Corona Jumpim MRL – the outsider of the field – finished like a train.
Luckily, a snapper was on hand at the finish line to capture the astonishing moment all seven horses finished at what looked to the naked eye like the same moment.
But as the official race photo showed, Corona won by a short head from the runner up.
The blanket finish was a little more clear cut on the official photo
Not that the commentator had any idea who had snatched it when watching in real-time.
Calling the action on the line, he said: “This is a blanket finish on the way. By golly I could use a second pair of eyeballs.”
The dramatic conclusion is similar to the four-horse photo finish that happened at Doncaster in July.
Then, 12-1 shot Notforalongtime was judged the winner in the dash over a mile.
The judge eventually decided he had beaten 16-1 Indie Angel in the red silks by a nose, with two more noses deciding the third and fourth home.
The photo finish in America was similar to the one at Doncaster in July
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