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. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.