Peter Hore

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Peter Hore
Born circa 1960[1]
Nationality Australian
Other names Peter Hoare

Peter Hore is an Australian-born man best known for public stunts such as disrupting the 1997 Melbourne Cup by running onto the track during the race, interrupting a tennis match at the Australian Open, and gate-crashing celebrity funerals.[2][3]

During a World Cup football qualifying match between the national teams of Australia and Iran in 1997, Hore ran onto the field and cut the Iranian team's net.[4][5] According to ESPN FC, the resulting delay was a turning point in the match, allowing the Iranian team to "regain their composure" and go on to win.[6]

In 2007, Hore publicly told Queensland premier Anna Bligh that he would run for her seat in South Brisbane the following year.[3] He ran against Kevin Rudd as an independent in the Division of Griffith in 2007, polling over 2,200 primary votes as "P.M. Howard".[7]

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  1. ^ Wells, Jamelle (28 April 2014). "'Serial pest' Peter Hore appears in court charged with assaulting ICAC officer". ABC. 
  2. ^ "'Serial troublemaker' bursts into Parliament". ABC. 29 March 2000. 
  3. ^ a b Moore, Tony; Sankey, Daniel (12 September 2007). "Serial pest 'to take on Bligh'". The Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Davidson, John (22 March 2017). "Socceroos' Tehran return revives memories of Iran heartbreak". SBS. 
  5. ^ "No Tehran bedlam for Socceroos 20 years on". ABC News. 22 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Church, Michael (2 October 2017). "Socceroos' World Cup playoff evokes memories of Uruguay miracle". ESPN FC. 
  7. ^ "House of Representatives Division First Preferences: QLD Division: Griffith". Australian Electoral Commission. 14 December 2007. 

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