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Obscure Result Could Be A First

Published: December 2, 2018 1:47 pm ET

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It goes without saying that the harness racing industry keeps an abundance of specific world records when it comes to on-track performances. That being said, a recent race result may be a first (and a world record) due to its obscure nature.

According to an article by stuff.co.nz, Standardbreds Runcle and Queen Of Glory dead-heated for win last weekend during the Country Feasts Amateur Drivers Mobile Pace at Motukarara, which is located near Christchurch in New Zealand.

Dead heats happen, so what’s the big deal, right?

Wrong.

The pilots that steered their mounts to victory – Sheryl Wigg and Cheree Wigg, respectively – are twin sisters, thus making the feat quite rare and possibly a first of its kind (the finish-line shot of the dead heat appears above).

"I did think I had gotten up, as my horse was slightly ahead of hers," Cheree has been quoted as saying. "But when I looked over at her (Sheryl), she just raised her hands up to say she didn't know, so we had to wait for the judge.”


Sheryl Wigg (left) and Cheree Wigg (right), pictured after the dead heat

Cheree went on to state that the pair "are very competitive sisters” and that they “want to beat each other every time we race."

(With files from stuff.co.nz)


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