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McCullum trumps McCaw in clash of captain's racehorses

McCullum wins bragging rights in clash with McCaw on the turf

McCullum trumps McCaw in clash of captain's racehorses

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- In an unusual clash of sporting codes Saturday, a racehorse owned by New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum beat another owned by All Blacks rugby captain Richie McCaw into second place in a race at the Te Rapa course near Hamilton.

McCullum's Passing Shot, at 4-1, beat McCaw's previously unbeaten Snapshot, the favorite at 3-1, by two lengths in the six furlong or 1,200-meter race.

McCaw races Snapshot as part of a syndicate including former test teammate Ali Williams while McCullum owns passing shot in partnership with New Zealand cricketers Grant Elliott and James Franklin.

While McCaw may have been able to watch the race, after attending the New Zealand Rugby Awards in Auckland the previous evening, McCullum was in the field in the first test against Sri Lanka when the race took place.

Updated : 2021-09-17 03:52 GMT+08:00