Iconic gambler Barney Curley has done it again when a 9000- 1 shot on four horses came through (Image: The Guardian)
There’s nothing that can match the feeling of hitting a double that is daily pick six or other big accumulator at the race track, specially when that final horse comes in to complete your once-in-a-lifetime payday. But while there has been some epic wins during the period of horse history that is racing few compare towards the story that played out this week in britain as four horses associated with popular gambler Barney Curley pulled down shocking victories that could have cost bookmakers millions.
Long Odds on Four Horses
The story began on Tuesday evening, as odds started showing up for some of Wednesday’s races. There have been four horses in all, each coming down a long layoff to race at fairly long odds. Horses Eye of the Tiger and Indus Valley had been both longshots that are 20-1 while Seven Summits and Low Key had been more reasonably priced at 7-1. A $1 accumulator bet on all four horses to win would have earned a bettor around $13,000 at Bet365, if the bets came in at just the right time when all four races were on the board and the odds were as favorable as possible in any case.
Estimates of how much money was lost by bookmakers through the four unlikely champions varied greatly. One spokesman for Paddy energy said that the hit that is industry-wide have now been since great as