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“Weren’t we supposed to lose?” horse asks jockey

Leonard Collins

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“Weren’t we supposed to lose?” horse asks jockey
Horse livid with jockey after pair win race they should have thrown

Jockey Alf Archer was criticised by his horse for winning a race.

Having ignored all the instructions they had received by their bookmaker employers Mugbet, nine year old bay gelding hurdler, Jimmy Jumpsuit, and his rider went on to win the feature race at Scutter Park.

Winning horse Jimmy Jumpsuit said: “There's no excuse, we were both in the meeting for f*ck sake. Archer even took notes!

"We were meant to finish last because we were 7-2 second favourite and I distinctly remember the words 'tailed off' being used."

All was going to plan as Archer sat held up 40 lengths detached from the field in the ‘Lose Twenty Grand with Mugbet get 6p in free bets’ 2 mile handicap hurdle.

But, drama unfolded as his nine opponents either fell or ran out – leaving him as the only finisher.

"He could have baled out, or fallen off. I have nothing more to say on the matter."

Taking on the morning racing television programme his firm sponsors, Mugbet’s head of Communications, Keith Vim said: “Archer still hasn’t got the message: we pay him sh*t loads of cash to lose and talk rubbish, but he still thinks he should win.

“Torture is now an option.

“Forcing him to sit through a whole hour of one of our betting shop TV pundits drivel on about “well backed” runners seems a good place to start.”

Archer said: “Please, anything but that – give me thumb screws or waterboard. I promise to change.”

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