"When She Said She Was Gonna, Like, Wreck My Car ... I Didn't Know What To Do"

From Australia comes the heartening news that, even if the worst happens, Barbaro's racing career is not necessarily over if he happens to croak. The AP reports:

South Australia's gambling watchdog is investigating why the state's betting agency accepted a bet on a horse more than two weeks after the animal died, the gambling minister said Wednesday. The Totalisator Agency Board accepted a 5 Australian dollar ($3.75) bet this week on Chicakaloo, with odds of 200-1, to win the Epsom Handicap on Oct. 7, Gambling Minister Paul Caica said. The horse was put down Sept. 9 after breaking a leg.


They even tracked down the guy who bet on Chickaloo.

"I knew the horse was put down and I thought it was strange to see it in the market," said Tom Hunt. "So I went to the TAB to see if they'd take my money."


Chickaloo paid $1.75 (small), $3.10 (large) and $4.25 (with fries) in the concession area.

Australian Betting Agency Accepted Bets On Dead Chickaloo [CBS Sportsline]