A RACEHORSE called Royal Wedding won the opening race on Royal Wedding Race Night at Fontwell Park in West Sussex.
The nine-year-old, trained in Findon by Nick Gifford, scored by 12 lengths under Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell. He was sent off at odds of 4-1.
The horse had clearly read the script because he was always travelling comfortably and the result never looked in any doubt.
Owner Don Trangmar, a former Marks and Spencer main board director, said: I am absolutely delighted with the victory. It will hopefully get horse racing plenty of media coverage around the world.”
Royal Wedding has now won twice at Fontwell Park and the win takes his career earnings to just under £30,000.
Ed Nicholson, from online bookmakers 888sport, said: This is the biggest winning co-incidence bet since Party Politics won the Grand National in the election year of 1992. Once a year punters have piled into the horse and cost the industry hundreds of thousands of pounds.”