A punter is toasting an astounding windfall this week after they hit the jackpot at the Punchestown races and walked off richer to the tune of over €84,000.
The stunning turn of fortune began for the County Kildare native when they placed a simple €2.50 accumulator on their online account on Wednesday’s racing at the Punchestown Festival. They picked 7 horses and needed all to win to get anything back.
Within a flash, the wager had landed winners in the first four races, with Musical Slave (7/1), Zero Ten (13/8), Elimay (5/1) and Minella Indo (5/1) all obliging.
Ruby Walsh then signed off on his glittering career by steering Kemboy to success in the Punchestown Gold Cup, leaving one expectant punter just two races away from a mega bonanza.
The coup was complete when 11/2 selection Colreevy and 13/8 shot Gypsy Island won the 6.40 and 7.45 respectively, triggering scenes of jubilation in one Kildare household.
The bet returned an initial €36,373.62 but an incredible €48,277.71 was added thanks to our best odds guarantee
…that ensured the punter benefited from their horses winning at bigger prices than when they were picked out. A remarkable total of €84,651.33 was transferred into the account shortly after racing was wrapped up for the day.
We have no doubt that our big winner in Kildare will remember this day for a very long time and rightly so. To scoop over €84,000 from a flutter of just €2.50 is an absolute masterstroke, but they deserve every cent because not everyone can nail 7 winners on one racecard. We send them massive congratulations!