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All N.J. Race Needed Was 'Take My Wife, Please'

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Dueling horses at a New Jersey racetrack had the announcer sounding like a confused husband. Horses "Mywifenosevrything" and "Thewifedoesntknow" were coming down to the finish. Announcer Larry Collmus kept up the call as the two moved down the stretch, deftly flicking between the tongue-twisting names.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Either your wife knows everything, or she just doesn't know. That was the question on a New Jersey racetrack this week, when announcer Larry Collmus called a race that included two horses with conflicting names, going head to head to the finish lines.

Ms. LARRY COLLMUS (Racing announcer): Ms. LARRY COLLMUS (Racing announcer): My Wife Knows Everything, The Wife Doesn't Know, My Wife Knows Everything, more than The Wife Doesn't Know.

MONTAGNE: Just in case you missed it, My Wife Knows Everything won.

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