Melbourne Cup punter turns $ 10 into nearly $ 800,000 with one incredible bet
- A man correctly predicted the top four horses in the biggest race in the country
- His bet of $ 10 – with a odds of 79,300 / 1 – yielded a huge win of $ 793,000
- The punt won his bet only after the finish places were ordered again
- Master Of Reality, driven by 49-year-old Frankie Dettori, was relegated to fourth place
A lucky player has won almost $ 800,000 with an incredible bet at the Melbourne Cup.
The man, who is not mentioned, correctly predicted the top four horses in the biggest race in the country.
His $ 10 bet – at odds of 79,300 to 1 – earned $ 793,000.
A lucky punt (not shown) has won nearly $ 800,000 with an incredible bet at the Melbourne Cup. Pictured are gamblers who enjoy the race
The punter won his bet only after the finish places were ordered again after a protest.
Vow And Declare was the first to cross the line, with Master Of Reality as second, Prince Of Arran as third and Il Paradiso as fourth.
How did the punt win nearly $ 800,000?
The punter won by correctly guessing the best four horses in the race.
The chances for Vow and Declare, Prince of Aran, II Paradiso and Master of Reality to be the top four were $ 79,300.
The gambler set up $ 10, which means that he won $ 793,000.
If someone bet $ 1 correctly on the order of the first three horses, he would have won $ 2,900.
Assuming the top two would have paid out $ 175.
But Master Of Reality, ridden by 49-year-old Frankie Dettori, was relegated to fourth place after stewards ruled that Il Paradiso was the horse in the straight.
Prince Of Arran was eventually placed second and Il Paradiso moved up to third place to give the dream of the punter of Vow And Declare, Prince Of Arran, Il Paradiso and Master Of Reality.
The man's lucky bet was revealed by Sportsbet, who doesn't mention his gamblers.
& # 39; You can safely say that our punter would have been incredibly happy with Frankie Dettori's aggressive ride. This is the modern story from rags to wealth & # 39 ;, says Rich Hummerston of Sportsbet.
There were some other big wins of the day, including a player who scored $ 90,000 with a bet of $ 20.
The man bet correctly on Richmond to win the AFL grand final, the Sydney Roosters to win the NRL grand final and Vow and the cup, with chances of $ 4,522.50 in February.
The biggest win by betting on Vow And Declare to win at $ 14.50 came from a bet of $ 20,000 that raised $ 290,000.
Put another punt $ 17,000 to take home $ 246,500.
Vow and Declare jumped out of barrier 21 and had previously raised $ 1,072,690 in prize money from 12 starts with three wins, three seconds and two thirds.
Jockey Williams claimed his first win in the Melbourne Cup after 15 attempts and dedicated the victory to those who had trained his winning horse back in stables.
& # 39; I don't want to mention everyone in the stable, but with all their hard work we love this horse, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Thank you so much guys. It was a privilege to ride him today. We had a difficult barrier tie.
& # 39; We know what we can do. Great to be associated with a great horse like this horse. & # 39;
For Williams, the victory means he won the & # 39; Grand Slam & # 39; of the great races of Australia, after having already caught a Caulfield Cup, Golden Slipper and Cox Plate.
Vow and Declare (pictured as winner of the Melbourne Cup on the far right) was considered one of Australia's best hopes of defeating a field full of international contenders
The Melbourne Cup: the end result
1. Vow and explanation
2. Prince of Arran
3. II Paradiso
4. Master of reality
5. Surprise baby
6. Mer de Glace
8. Cross counter
9. Steel Prince
10. Magic wand
11. Twiglight payment
14. Mirage dancer
15. Hunting horn
16. Raymond Tusk
17. The chosen one
19. South of France
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