• Biniak
    48
    I went to Laurel this past Sunday to support my trainer and I was treated to a racetrack oddity that I never noticed in my 45 years of patronage.

    The 8th race had 6 horses and the exact order of finish was #1-#2-#3-#4-#5-#6. What was even more strange was there were open lengths between each position. It was more like a procession than a race.

    I spent my drive home mentally figuring the chances of that happening (1 in 720 races but only if there are 6 horses in the race). Adding just one horse to the mix makes it 1 in 5040 races.

    Thought it might make everyone scratch their heads to start the weekend.
  • Dave Schwartz
    187
    Wow.
    Interesting math exercise.
  • RanchWest
    277
    Man! Quirin said there was a post position advantage in routes, but this is a bit much. lol
  • Conley
    296
    Imagine if the chart was like
    #1 won by 1 length
    #2 behind by 2 lengths
    #3 behind by 3 lengths
    #4 behind by 4 lengths
    #5 behind by 5 lengths
    #6 behind by 6 lengths
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