Gift horse: Kilkenny punter scoops €30,000 on five horse bet
A lucky Kilkenny punter was close to €30,000 richer after a five-horse bet he laid all romped home.
The delighted punter, who wishes to remain anonymous, turned a €18.60 bet into a whopping €28,786.11 in just three hours.
They laid a 30c each way Lucky 31 on five horses running yesterday afternoon.
They saw their first horse Excalibur come home at Sedgefield at 15/2. Something Sweet then got up at a race in Thurles at a price of 15/2, before Theatre Run came in at 6/1 in the next race at the Tipperary course.
The last two legs of the bet were running at Newbury, Azzerti coming in at a tasty 10/1 before the last horse, Son of Camas, romped home at 9/1.
BoyleSports spokesperson Sarah Kinsella said: “We want to offer sincere congratulations to our customer in Kilkenny, who was aiming high with a €0.30 Lucky 31 – but their ambition has been rewarded handsomely. We have to admire their skill and wish them good luck in splashing out with their winnings”