In an unprecedented case of mistaken identity, a 50/1 ‘winner’ had beaten a well-backed 6-4 favourite (Fyre Cay) during the opening race at Great Yarmouth. It was later revealed after the race that the winner Mandarin Princess (50/1), was actually her three-year-old stablemate Millie’s Kiss who had been due to run in a later race.
Controversially, those in attendance were not made aware of the situation until 2 hours and 40 minutes after the race had finished, while the BHA decided what to do. As a result, bookmakers had paid out on the 50/1 shot and the result stands.
BHA statement regarding the incident @GTYarmouthRaces involving Mandarin Princess➡️
— BHA Press Office (@BHAPressOffice) July 27, 2017
The horses trainer Charlie McBride has called the incident a “genuine, honest mistake” and “no-one stood to gain anything by it.”
— BHA Press Office (@BHAPressOffice) July 28, 2017
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