Top five historical winning bets in horse racing

Little Big Bear won the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh today for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore. Credit: David Betts.

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The beloved sport of Horse racing is among the oldest sports, with millions of supporters worldwide. It is a style of equestrian performance that encourages male and female competitors to compete against one another. Steeplechasing, jump racing, durability racing, and flat racing are all horse racing tournament formats. Gamblers can bet on the final placing of the horses in the race and earn millions in accumulators.

 

Formal horse races provide a pleasant and lucrative opportunity to test one’s knowledge and skill in the art of beating the odds by wagering on the winner. There are numerous factors to consider before placing a bet, but resources are available to help you learn the ropes. The adage says something like, “The more you know, the more money you make.” If you want to read more about the art of betting on horses, these Irish betting sites should do the trick.

 

You should be aware that some players are placing bets of thousands of dollars all at once to earn a living off of horse race betting now that we have proved that betting on horse races is a mainstream form of gambling that is liked by millions of people. It’s probably difficult to believe, but certain payouts were so large and surprising that they deserve to be mentioned!

 

Conor Murphy 

At the 2012 Cheltenham Festival, Conor Murphy worked as a stable lad for legendary trainer Nicky Henderson.

Working with some of the sport’s most illustrious equine athletes for a top trainer is a pretty sweet gig.

 

Conor’s goal was always to establish himself as a trainer apart from anyone else.

 

And it remained a fantasy until he won £1,200,000 from a £50 accumulator bet on five of Henderson’s horses.

 

He picked Sprinter Sacre at 6-1, Simonsig at 12-1, Bob’s Worth at 6-1, Finian’s Rainbow at 8-1, and Riverside Theatre at 10-1 to win. Murphy packed up his belongings and moved to the United States, where he opened a prosperous yard.

 

According to reports, the correct chances of his aggregate should have led to a payout of £3,153,100 after deducting his stake.

 

However, Bet365, with whom he placed the wager, was claimed to have a maximum payout of £1 million.

 

Fred Craggs

Fred Craggs was the first millionaire on the high street on the eve of his birthday in 2008, when a stunning eightfold paid off.

 

In his local William Hill corner shop in Thirsk, the lowly fertilizer dealer from North Yorkshire put a 50p accumulator that included picks over the hurdles, on all-weather, and even as far away as Nad El Sheba, at astounding odds of 2,000,000/1.

 

Fred had no clue that all of his bets had won until the next day when he went to another betting shop near his house in Bedale. The Yorkshireman was then informed that his wager slip had made him a fortune.

 

 Anonymous Punter 1

When a clever horse racing Acca bettor won a staggering £986,807 with only a £10 bet in 2013, Paddy Power suffered a significant loss.

 

All of the races that comprised the six-fold accumulator were held within a span of ninety minutes and took place in either Naas or Galway. One of the most astute wagers ever placed on Irish racing led to Paddy Power having to make their largest single payout in a decade.

 

Anonymous Punter 2

The day that many people consider to be the most important day of the Punchestown Festival—the day of the Punchestown Champion Hurdle—was also the day that Coral bookmakers made their record horse racing payout.

 

One astute Leicester-based race punter, who later concluded that secrecy was the best course of action, made six-horse race accumulator bets at odds of 181,015/1, comprising five £3 4-fold and a £4 5-fold acca. The total price of the wager was only £19.

 

Anonymous Punter  3

The father of five placed a wager of five pounds on the day’s racing at his neighborhood William Hill store. He chose eight horses and divided his wager into seventy-five-pound four-folds, twenty-eight five-pound six-folds, eight five-pound seven-folds, and one five-pound eight-fold.

 

The birthday kid split his picks across three countries, with five at Ffos Las in Wales, two at the Curragh in Ireland, and one at Bath in England, all while watching from Scotland.

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