Horse Racing’s Biggest Recorded Wins
People around the world have longed dreamed of big wins and sudden large windfalls, but the following lucky betters prove that these dreams can happen with the smallest of bets or the longest of odds.
Here are the top recorded biggest wins on the horses:
£353,000 – yet another unknown better placed a 50p bet on the extremely long odds of 706,128 to 1 winning himself a huge sum of £353k, lucky lucky!
£450,000 – This better placed a 10pence bet on a each way six fold accumulator, and after losing his first races the bettor wondered off thinking himself a loser. He really had given up to soon, and had one an amazing £450,000!
£550,000 – winning all seven Ascot races in 1996 with 25000 to 1 odds Frankie Dettori made horse racing history he becomes an instant legend.
One lucky bettor placed a 5 pound bet on this very outcome, which seemed so unlikely, and therefore won an amazing £550000.
£823,000 – A small bet of £19 on an accumulator bet netted a lucky man a very nice win of over 800000 pounds, best ever £19 investment.
£1 million – using just 50p as his stake, Fred Craggs became a millionaire in 2008. His bet won with 2,000,000 to 1 odds, and amazing feet of long odds. The winning horses were called ‘isn’t that Lucky” and ‘A Dream Come True”, which is fun, but not as much fun as walking away with £1 million from a 50p stake.
£1.45 million – When Steve Whiteley picked six winners with a £2 stake n the Tote Jackpot, winning was a nice dream but a fairly unrealistic possibility. However he had just bet himself into the history books with the largest ever win on an Accumulator bet in the history of British horse racing.
This win was even amazing due to the winner of the last race being a horse on a 26 – 0 losing streak that was also being ridden by a novice jockey.
So if you are tempted to place a few bets on the horses, instead of only enjoying those online pokies New Zealand has to offer, consider the jackpots of the biggest horses race purses in the world. Maybe you should use those pokie winnings on a thoroughbred horse and make all the money.
$3 Million – The Breeders Cup Turf, is run on a turf surface, which is similar to grass. This race is always held before the Breeders Cup Classic and has a very respectable purse of $3 million
$5 Million – With a very nice purse of 5 million, the Dubai Duty Free Stakes are usually held annually in March, and is a growing favourite
$5 Million – This $5 million purse is fought over by a talented field of jockeys and horses, the Breeders Cup Classic is usually held at different locations in North America,
$5.4 Million – When the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club sponsored this race, it doubled the purse. Prix de l ‘Arc de Triomphe is currently the most prestigious race in the European racing calendar.
$5.65 Million – The Melbourne Cup, is the richest turf race in the world, and second richest purse after the Dubai world cup
$10 Million – The Dubai World Cup started in 1996, with a total purse of $27.25 million, and a $10million purse for the main event. I have got to get a horse!