He Knows No Fear: 300-1 shot becomes longest-priced winner in racing history

By: Chris Cook Friday 14 August 2020
  • Shock win at Leopardstown beats 30-year-old record
  • Victory is Comer stable‚Äôs first in Flat race for nine years

These are difficult times for optimists but a low-profile race at Leopardstown on Thursday lifted the spirits of pinsticking punters, as well as those of most bookmakers, by providing a winner at the record-breaking odds of 300-1. He Knows No Fear was the horse in question and his name could surely be applied to any bettor taking a chance on him, as the colt had achieved next to nothing in his only previous race, barely beating the ambulance to the finishing line.

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