Punters around the world would have been scratching their heads if they had placed money on Oski at the Taunton Race after the horse went ‘walkabouts’ only moments from winning the race.
The well backed horse, at 9-2 odds, was racing away with just the finish line in front of him at the Somerset countryside racecourse in the UK.
But in an ‘unbelievable’ moment, Oski suddenly veered left and appeared to slow down as Little Red Lion crossed as the winner.
The commentator was stunned at the finish: “Oski thinks he‘s done enough as he gets to the front... he’s eyeing his rival, not concentrating!
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 30, 2020
“Veering out to the left! Oski‘s all over the shop! He’s thrown it away!”
“Oski went walkabout on his run in.”
Betting company refunds on Oski disaster
Viewers on social media were left shocked, as many lamented their luck after betting on the horse.
😱 What is going on at #Taunton today!
If the dead heat wasn't enough drama, we have even more in the next race.
Little Red Lion capitalises to win after Oski veers left approaching the finish line!pic.twitter.com/cE0xdI2fyM
— BetVictor Racing (@BetVictorRacing) December 30, 2020
— 🐦Pigeon🐎Island🐦 (@pigeon_island) December 30, 2020
Oh no!! I'm just watching Taunton and have got to Oski. @FOBRacing @MaxKendrick well what can anyone do when a horse says "I've had enough pal, just gonna pop over and see my mate on the rails". How very unfortunate, I bet he still had his tea tonight though.
— Mike Parcej (@MikeParcej) December 30, 2020
That sums up my betting year Oski at Taunton @fergalobrien07
— Steve Ferns (@Stevenonrunner) December 30, 2020
Wow. If you backed Oski. Then your luck really isn’t in at the moment.
Hope nothing comes to light there 🤞
— Lee Butterworth (@buttysbets) December 30, 2020
Paddy Power was one betting company to announce it would offer a single bet refunds on Oski after the unbelievable finish.
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