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First Four Punter Nets $793,000 From $10 Bet
Luck truly is a fortune. While many punters turned their attention back to their BBQs and parties after the running of the Melbourne Cup one Sportsbet punter had his eyes glued to the result of a protest. That’s because, the protest being upheld meant the difference between $793,000 or nothing. The lucky punter put $10 straight out on a first four and needed Vow And Declare to win, Prince Of Arran to run second, Il Paradiso to run third and Master Of Reality to run fourth. Which, as the runners ran past the post, was not the correct order, but after the protest was upheld and the finishing positions rearranged, the bet instantly transformed from $0 to $793,842.