Sunday 19 August 2018

€17k win on virtual horse race

A punter in the Wee County pulled off an unlikely stroke last week by winning over €17,000 on an incredible Virtual Horse Racing bet.

The customer placed a €5 each-way double in a BoyleSports shop in Louth on two horses at SprintValley and had their eyebrows raised when Million Bushels won the 2:57 at 28/1. It left them waiting on Sea Disco, who was a 100/1 shot, in the 3:32 at the same track.

When the second horse crossed the winning line it landed an incredible double and sent €15,503 into the pocket of the incredulous punter. The icing on the cake came in the form of two €10 each-way singles on the same two horses, which added an extra €1,626 to the winnings and resulted in a total payout of €17,129.

Lawrence Lyons, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: "Sea Disco was a 100/1 shot and was also wearing unlucky number 13, but the luck was in for our Louth punter who is walking away with over €17,000 thanks to their two seemingly random picks." He added: "We congratulate them on their big win and hope they enjoy spending the winnings which, unfortunately for us, are not as virtual as the horses who romped home on Tuesday!"

Drogheda Independent