There is absolutely nothing quite like the feeling of striking a daily double, pick six or other big accumulator at the battle track, specially when that final horse comes in to complete your once-in-a-lifetime payday. But while there has been some epic wins over the course of horse history that is racing few compare towards the story that played out this week in britain as four horses linked to renowned gambler Barney Curley pulled down shocking victories that could have cost bookmakers millions.
Long Odds on Four Horses
The story began on Tuesday night, as odds began showing up for some of Wednesday’s races. There have been four horses in all, each coming off a long layoff to race at fairly long odds. Horses Eye associated with Tiger and Indus Valley were both longshots that are 20-1 while Seven Summits and Low Key had been more fairly priced at 7-1. in every instance, a $1 accumulator bet on all four horses to win could have acquired a bettor around $13,000 at Bet365, if the bets came in at simply the best time when all four races were on the board and also the odds were as favorable as feasible.
Estimates of so just how much money was lost by bookmakers from the four unlikely winners varied greatly. One spokesman for Paddy energy said that the industry-wide hit could have now been since [Read more…]