Seagull makes photo finish in Brighton horse race

A seagull caused a flap at Brighton racecourse when it become the first bird to feature in the photo-finish print for a horse race.

Photo finish- Gully gets second behind Richard Hughes. Credit: Facebook/BrightonRacecourse

The bird was caught on camera "swooping for the line" at the end of a half-mile-race, flying in second behind Jewelled, ridden by Richard Hughes.

"We are about a mile-and-a-half from the sea, and there are a lot of seagulls around, but this has never happened before as far as we are aware," racecourse spokesman George Hill told the BBC.

"The bird just happened to be in the right place at the right time," he added.