László Cseh gave Michael Phelps a run for his money at the 2008 Summer Games. That would be Overdose, the equine sensation that has gained the attention of the horse racing world for his improbable run of successes. It is said that this Hungarian ló is the greatest Central European horse to hit racing in over 100 years.
There are many similarities Overdose has with the immortal Seabiscuit. Like Seabiscuit, Overdose is an undersized runt that nobody in the world of horse breeding thought would worth anything on the race track, and was bought at a sale in Newmarket in the UK for next to nothing. But after some cultivating by trainer Sandor Ribarszki, he proceeded to mop the floor with the competition - winning his first 8 races by a total of 84 lengths!
Those who have seen Overdose in training say this horse runs like he's running from Death himself. "We can't let him go fast in training because he wants to run so hard, he'd drive himself into the ground," trainer Ribarszki has said. Word has it that this animal is so sensitive he has been known to cry for daddy if he so much as gets bit by a mosquito... but also runs with the same emotional intensity at the sound of the bell, making him a formidable foe for even the best thoroughbreds out there. Makes sense - a diva needs to be pampered.
Overdose could be the horse to do in the 21st century what Hungarian equestrian legend Kincsem did in the 19th. Place your bets!