British sprinter Jamie Baulch raced against a race horse last night and lost. Baulch says when he heard the hooves he thought, “there really is a race horse behind me.” As if the lights, the crowd and the racetrack hadn’t given him a clue already.
The horse — Peopleton Brook — went off at 1-to-9 odds, which suggests that perhaps someone bet on the human.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website.