Biden was celebrating victory by a nose yesterday… in the 1.15pm at Lingfield Park.
In a thrilling prelim to the US elections, grey racehorse BidenHisTime pipped chestnut and blonde rival SuperTrump at the post to win the Betfair Race To The White House Stakes after a photo-finish.
The two-horse race was held over five furlongs at the Surrey racecourse in a bid to help predict the outcome of the presidential duel.
If the election is anything like the horse race the US is in for a nail-biting finish.
SuperTrump burst out of the gates to take an early lead over before his rival charged back.
The pair were neck-and-neck for most of the race before BidenHisTime sneaked it with a late dash to the finish line.
Joe Biden is currently believed to be leading the polls and is expected to take his seat in the White House in the coming days.
Current betting makes him the 4/7 favourite to come out on top, making him a 64 per cent favourite, while Donald Trump is priced at 7/4 (or 36 per cent likely) to win a second term.
The US election is already the biggest betting event of all-time with over £310million already staked on the Betfair Exchange alone.
It is expected that over £400million will be staked by the time the polling stations close.
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “Much like the real election, the drama was unmissable.
“Blond-maned SuperTrump was fired up for the contest, but the grey BidenHisTime didn’t put a foot wrong and avoided veering too far left to finish strongly with his late run enough to get his head in front when it mattered.
“The 2020 US election has already broken records to become the biggest single betting event of all time and the public’s fascination is unprecedented.
“Betting could top £400m, which would eclipse the Grand National several times over.”
“The betting suggests that the human Biden will follow in the footsteps of his equine counterpart, but given the drama in the final furlong in 2016, we can’t rule out another stewards’ enquiry."
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