A totally bizarre racing scandal has been uncovered at Killarney in Ireland after it emerged that the winning horse was actually the wrong horse. Punters were left shocked and confused when it was revealed that the horse they thought was Ano Manna, the easy winner, was actually a different horse altogether. The official winner has not been confirmed, but it is believed to be Ano Manna's stablemate, Indigo Five.
Following a tweet from Racing TV, it became clear that the horse believed to be Ano Manna was not the correct horse. The true winner of the race was Bang Po, who had been named the winner at odds of 10-1. This unexpected turn of events left punters in disbelief.
The racing debacle left punters at a loss for words. One person exclaimed, "What an absolute shambles," while another questioned, "How on earth can this happen?" The confusion and disappointment were evident among those who witnessed the race.
Ano Manna, the horse initially believed to be the winner, was the 7-2 favorite in the mile handicap race on the Flat at 3.05pm. Jockey Leigh Roche barely had to work inside the final furlong for what appeared to be a comfortable win. However, approximately 20 minutes after the race finished, an objection to the result was lodged. It was later revealed that Ano Manna, trained by John James Feane, was indeed a different horse.
The situation was further complicated by the fact that bookies had already paid out on the 'winner'. Additionally, Ano Manna, the real horse, had an excellent record at the track. The entire ordeal was likened to a Dick Francis novel, as punters expressed their frustration with the total 's**t show'.
Ano Manna is a three-year-old bay filly with a white splash on her face. Indigo Five, the horse that was declared to run in the 5.20 race, is a four-year-old bay filly with a similar white mark on her face. However, Indigo Five mistakenly ended up winning the wrong race, creating a major mix-up at the event.
As of now, there are no further updates on the situation.