Horse is Hero in Hungary
A race-horse has turned into a national hero for crisis-stricken Hungary, according to the New York Times.
Overdose extended his winning streak to 12-0 on Sunday, his jockey wearing the colors of the Hungarian flag.
All of this comes among the resignation of Hungary's Prime Minister and the nosedive of the Hungarian currency.
The New York Times compared the horse to Seabiscuit, a symbol of hope for Americans during the Great Depression.
Talk has changed from bailouts and politics to the horse and his jockey, Christophe Soumillon, a flashy Belgian rider who is married to a former Miss France.
No one expected anything from the horse, who was bought for just $3,500 at auction after the owner raised his hand "just for fun."
Since the horse's winning streak, the owner has been offered $6.5 million, but refuses to sell.
Overdose was called "the most famous person in Hungary...even though he is a horse."