Sportsbet Punter Lands Quaddie worth over $788,000!
We love rags-to-riches stories from the “betting Kings” around the country, and this one is one of the best we’ve heard of in recent times.
A Sportsbet punter has collected more than three-quarters of a million dollars in a magnificent Quaddie at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
The Quaddie started with $26 shot Merriest causing a huge upset. That knocked many (most) punters out of the Quaddie straight away, but not this punter who had it one out in that leg to win.
That was amazing in itself, but the incredible run continued when favourite Voodoo Lad ($2.70) saluted in the second leg.
The third leg was the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and the punter had gone with two selections – The Cleaner and the winner, $31 shot Awesome Rock.
The punter was live with two runners in the last race, second-favourite Killarney Kid and another blow out chance in Tall Ship.
In the end, it was an easy win for Killarney Kid as the $400 wager was turned into a life-changing sum of $788,171.17. And Kudos to Sportsbet for paying out the full amount, despite terms and conditions that usually restrict Quaddie wins that large.
“There was no field job in any leg, with the punter selecting Merriest one out and only Awesome Rock and The Cleaner in the Dato. He is either a genius or got incredibly lucky using a blindfold and a pin,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Bulmer.
How the Sportsbet punter turned $400 into $788,171.17
Leg 1: Race 6 – 11 Merriest (win).
Leg 2: Race 7 – 4. Keen Array (P2), 1. Fast ‘n’ Rocking (L), 3. Voodoo Lad (win)
Leg 3: Race 8 – 7. Awesome Rock (win), 3. The Cleaner (L).
Leg 4: Race 9 – 2. Killarney Kid (win), 1. Tall Ship (L).
Congratulations to the punter and welcome to our Betting Kings Hall of Fame!