5-Way Accumulator Bet Wins Irishman €1.2m

It is alleged an Irishman employed at the Nicky Henderson training stable has won around €1.2m (£1m) on a five-way accumulator bet at the Cheltenham Festival this week.

It is reported the bet was placed with Bet365 late last year when the odds would have been much bigger, and featured Sprinter Sacre on Tuesday, Simonsig, Finian’s Rainbow and Bobs Worth on Wednesday, and Riverside Theatre yesterday afternoon, all horses from the Henderson training stable.

Pat Cooney, spokesman for Bet365, was quoted on the Guardian’s website as saying: “We’re pleased for all our customers who’ve had a winning day today but we don’t discuss individual accounts. This one particular customer’s had an extremely good time of it."

BBC presenter Claire Balding tweeted last night: “The lad who looks after Finian’s Rainbow had a 5-timer on Nicky Henderson winners & has won £1 million! Says he’ll still be at work tomorrow.”

A stable worker has now gone into hiding, the Guardian reported.


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