200-1 winner at Taunton

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Lights Of Broadway became the first horse to win a race in Britain priced at 200-1 for seven years earlier today.

Horse racing fans at Taunton witnessed a shock this afternoon when 200-1 shot Lights Of Broadway became the first horse to win a race in Britain at that price for seven years.

The Jo Hughes-trained six-year-old led home 50-1 shot Wishes And Stars and Fortuna Rose, sent off at 33-1, who finished third in the mares' novices' hurdle at 1.40pm.

Lights of Broadway is the biggest-priced winner since the Jennie Candlish-trained 200-1 shot Maoi Chinn Tire.

"She has been working well and I always thought a lot of her. Better ground has helped her and the horses are all running well. I don't gamble anyway. I thought she would run well but not necessarily win," said trainer Hughes.

Online betting company Betfair gave punters the chance to back the horse at 999-1 prior to the race.

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