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  The strangest horse race ever!
Updated 24 January 2002, 14.58
All the horses fell in the race
One of the most unusual horse races ever has taken place, with all seven horses failing to clear the jumps - including the winner!

Some of the horses fell at a jump, others decided they weren't going to jump, and soon there were no horses with riders left to finish the race.

Some horses fell twice

However, in horse racing, if a rider falls off his horse he is allowed to get back on - providing he starts again from the point where he fell off.

Some of the riders did that, but even then their horses fell for a second time on the testing Southwell racecourse.

One of the riders in the race was called Tony McCoy. He is the best jockey in Britain over jumps, and has won more than 200 races already this season.

He leapt back onto his horse, Family Business, which was supposed to be best one in the race, and was able to guide him over the jumps without falling again to win the race.

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