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WATCH: Danny Care takes on racehorse in race

Danny Care, Victoria Pendleton, Adam Gemili, and Oisin Murphy took on the world’s best horses in a 10m sprint.

Ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 20 October, World and European 4x100m relay Champion Adam Gemili, England and Harlequins rugby player Danny Care, former Olympic cyclist turned jockey Victoria Pendleton and star jockey Oisin Murphy, attempted to Race A Champion by taking on one of the world’s best racehorses over a 10 metre sprint.

The activity took place at Exchange Square Broadgate in central London on Thursday 20 September and saw both the athletes and members of the public run alongside an interactive wall attempting to keep up with lights set to the speed of Battaash, one of the star horses entered to run on QIPCO British Champions Day, breaking from the starting stalls. By the end of the 10m participants were able to see how their time compared to some of the horses set to run on QIPCO British Champions Day, the richest raceday in Great Britain and the finale to the European flat racing season.

Challenger

Sprint time over 10m

Battaash, World’s top rated equine sprinter

1.71 seconds[1]

Adam Gemili, World and European 4x100m relay Champion

1.47s

Danny Care, England and Harlequins rugby player

1.88s

Victoria Pendleton, Olympic Cycling Champion

1.93s

Oisin Murphy, Qatar Racing’s retained jockey

2.03s


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