Iconic gambler Barney Curley has done it again when a 9000- 1 shot on four horses came through (Image: The Guardian)
There’s absolutely nothing quite like the feeling of hitting a double that is daily pick six or other big accumulator at the race track, particularly 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 racing history, few compare to the story that played out this week in the united kingdom as four horses connected to popular gambler Barney Curley pulled down shocking victories that may have cost bookmakers millions.
Long Odds on Four Horses
The story started on Tuesday evening, as odds started arriving for some of Wednesday’s races. There have been four horses in all, each coming off a layoff that is long race at fairly long odds. Horses Eye associated with the Tiger and Indus Valley had been both 20-1 longshots, while Seven Summits and Low Key had been more fairly 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 so how money that is much lost by bookmakers through the four unlikely winners varied greatly. One spokesman for Paddy Power said that the industry-wide hit could have already been as