Some Hero Just Turned $1 Into $150,000 At This Year’s Melbourne Cup
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— Updated on 2 November 2022

Some Hero Just Turned $1 Into $150,000 At This Year’s Melbourne Cup

— Updated on 2 November 2022
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Every year, there’s at least one headline detailing an incredibly enviable scenario wherein a lucky punter risks very little at the race that stops the nation, only to be rewarded with a small (or not-so-small) fortune. And the 2022 Melbourne Cup has been no different.

According to The Herald Sun, the punter in question, who hails from Victoria, secured what is arguably the bet of the day after turning a single gold coin into six healthy figures.

How did this blessed operator pull it off? By landing the early quaddie at Flemington: Love Tap ($9.70), High Approach ($17.90), Renosu ($32.70), and Batholemeu Diaz ($28.50).

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The bet details are as follows:

Bet Details (Victoria TAB)

  • Bet Type: Early Quaddie
  • Bet Outlay: $1
  • Winning Dividend: $154,759
  • Flexi %: 100%

Bet Selections

  • Leg 1: 1
  • Leg 2: 9
  • Leg 3: 7
  • Leg 4: 5

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While 10/10 times you’d simply take that victory for what it is and run, one does tend to let the mind wander and think… imagine if it’d been $10. Or, indeed, a proper greenback. Still, cheating the odds however you can in this regard is certainly better than a kick in the dick.

Piloted by Mark Zahra, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Gold Trip ($19.40, $5.80) would eventually win the 2022 Melbourne Cup, followed by Emissary ($7.40) and High Emocean ($9.00).

For anyone out there feeling a little raw about the cash they’ve pissed away today, all we have to say is better luck next year.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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