Bookie pays out five days before race

2010-10-18 07:53

An Australian bookmaker today paid out 250 000 dollars (about R1.7 million) in winnings five days before next weekend’s Cox Plate, declaring it a “one-horse race”. said Bart Cummings-trained So You Think was a “foregone conclusion” for Saturday’s race at Moonee Valley, near Melbourne.

“As a bookmaker I know there is no such thing as a sure thing in racing, but this horse is about as close as you get,” said chief executive Matthew Tripp.

“He has been so dominant this spring and we think the Cox Plate is at his mercy.”

One punter had scooped 77 000 dollars after betting 7 000 dollars at odds of 10 to one, said. So You Think is unbeaten in his past three races, with his odds now shortened to one to two.

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