Biggest Horse Racing Wins In History

Biggest Horse Racing Wins In History

You all know that horse racing betting is extremely popular. In the United Kingdom, it is one of the top 3 most popular sports and it has been for a long period of time. Below we are going to see a few people who made a fortune betting on horse races. This might give you inspiration and thoughts if you decide to place a bet and have a great time.

Steve Whitely: £1.45 million

In March 2011 Steve Whitely won an impressive £1.45 million on the South Coats of the United Kingdom. The best part is in the fact he did it by placing only a £2 bet! As you can agree, this is stunning and even today he is the biggest winner period. Steve is a heating engineer from the country and he placed dividend bets. Another interesting fact is that if he placed accumulator, the same size bet he would win, even more, £1.7 million in fact. 

Of course, luck had a lot to do here and he is one of the best-known examples. But, you can try and do the same thing. Horse racing allows you to predict the outcome if you know certain things and you can always maximize your odds. This is a skill that needs time to develop but it is very effective and as you can see can be very rewarding. There is no need in telling you that Steve’s life changed dramatically after the big win.

Conor Murphy: £1 million

Conor Murphy won £1 million in 2011. He placed a £50 bet which is higher than some other bettors did it. But, it is still a small bet especially if we compare the winning outcome. He won a massive amount of money. Conor placed a bet on 5 horses. But, all of these horses were trained by his boss. He knew that the horses are well-trained and that they will make some results. Of course, he didn’t know that they are going to be stars of the event.

The best was placed at bet365, one of the leaders when it comes to sports betting in the United Kingdom and most parts of the globe. But, he kept his job and worked hard. However, later he moved to the United States. He still places bets and enjoys a win or two. The aforementioned bet was capped at £2 million. 

Fred Craggs:  £1 million

Fred Craggs is another great example of massive horse racing betting wins. He won a stunning £1 million in 2008 and literally became a millionaire. He did this at age 60 which is even more impressive. He placed a versatile bet which was only 50p. Yes, he won all that money by investing 50p only. Some of the races had 2 million/1 odds and he won that as well.

He didn’t know that he won. In fact, he realized that only when he visited another betting shop closer to home. There he saw that his slip made him a millionaire. The first horse he bet on was called Isn’t That Lucky and the last one was called A Dream Come True. A nice and inspiring story for the lack of a better word.

Unknown winner: £986,807

Not all winners will share their names and will reveal their identity. Some of them want to stay hidden and ‘’stealth’’, while others just choose facilities outside the UK because sometimes it is easier to place a bet. This is done because they don’t wasn’t publicity and they want to stay ordinary. This is the case with the anonymous winner who won almost £1 million in 2013. The person placed a small £10 bet. 

The bet was placed at Paddy Power and it is still the biggest payout in history. There are not a lot of data regarding the bettor and the bet due to the aforementioned fact. All we know is that he won a massive amount of money and he changed his life into something much better and more interesting.

Unknown winner: £823,000

This is another bettor who is anonymous and he wanted to stay like that. He won a massive amount of money in 2017. The bettor did make a few interviews and he said that he has been betting for 20 years. Now, he has finally won a big amount.

The bet was small only £19. But, the winning was massive and it is still considered as one of the biggest winnings in the realm of betting. The odds were small and not very appealing. But, the unknown person did it. Yes, he is still betting and he will still win occasionally. 

The final word

These winners should help you understand a few things. Massive winnings are possible during big horse racing events. You do need a lot of luck and knowledge to place a suitable bet. But, at the end of the day, you can do it. Just one winning of this amount will be enough to change your life. This should also help you understand that horse racing is fair and you will get your winnings. As such, you can place a bet whenever you like and enjoy the thrill.

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