If you ever wanted proof punters were a tough lot, here is a perfect example.
Sportingbet put up a market on whether the great Black Caviar would get beaten in 2013, offering $4 she would be beaten during the year.
Four of the biggest five bets on the market have been for Black Caviar to be beaten and she is now into $3.80.
The only clause written into this market is Black Caviar must have at least two starts during the year, otherwise all bets are off.
Black Caviar hasn’t raced since winning the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in the UK in June.
That was her 22nd consecutive win from 22 starts, leaving her flawless career intact.
She sustained muscle injuries in that race, thus has not been seen on a racetrack since.
Black Caviar is $1.25 to remain unbeaten during the year.