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 was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. 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 several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.