The wily old coyote of Australian politics heard that a horse Rudd had picked out had been scratched. Howard's response?
"I think he should have followed the tried and true policy of me-tooism and backed my horse, at least he would still be in the race," said Mr Howard.
Rudd later put $10 on Efficient and also drew it in the Office sweep. It came first.
Howard's horse, Mahler, came third.
SMH story here.