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I'veGotTheTrots
23 Sep 16 16:27
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mine was about 7 years ago. i had been doing ew doubles in bad ew races where there was a short priced favourite and backing solid looking 2nd favorites in £100 ew doubles and laying the win part on here and keeping the place double. i was doing them with online firms and was doing alright. one of my bets i had a channon horse called jollyhockeysticks which was 1st at 7-2 but there was a stewards enquiry and it got placed 2nd, the other runner in my bet won at 4-1. i didn't care about the disqualifacation as i had laid the win part on here so it made no difference to me. i was just happy to get another place double up. i logged in to the bookie account the next day and found they had credited me too much money from my bet, £2250 more than what should be returned. when i checked i saw they had settled it as a winning double not just a successful place double. i then discovered that it was settled as a successful win double because they pay out on disqualified winners, i couldn't believe my luck i had got £2250 for nothing basically.
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Report foxy September 23, 2016 5:30 PM BST
50/1 earth song been christmas number one
Report onlooker September 23, 2016 5:36 PM BST
No doubt most people can more easily recall the reverse scenario - and on more than one occasion, too.
Report foxy September 23, 2016 5:40 PM BST
mine doesnt take much thinking about onlooker valeramix 66/1
Report foxy September 23, 2016 5:40 PM BST
mine doesnt take much thinking about onlooker valeramix 66/1
Report onlooker September 23, 2016 6:46 PM BST
blimey 66/1

Wonder what price it would have gone 'in-running' on here.

Held up, smooth progress from 4th, close 4th and going easily when stumbled and slipped up between 3 out and 2 out, destroyed (op 9-4 after 2-1 in places tchd 7-2 in places)
Report onlooker September 23, 2016 6:48 PM BST
^ It is unwise to be too dogmatic about where horses would finish when they depart three furlongs out, but Valiramix was simply running away, having jumped beautifully, when a freak stumble brought him down.
He came into the race as the most progressive horse in the line-up and, without wishing to detract from what the winner achieved, looked for all the world like a champion waiting to be crowned.
Report foxy September 23, 2016 6:54 PM BST
no joking onlooker it was a lovely day i went of into the middle of the course and had a lie down for a good hour just looking up at the sky.i had backed him before the bula hurdle which that season was run at newbury ,the only serious danger was istabraq which pulled up with a circuit to go.
Report Deltâ September 23, 2016 10:32 PM BST
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Report Rob_The_Bantam September 23, 2016 10:48 PM BST
Had several lumpy e/w bets on Holland to win the 2010 World Cup, top 2, 1/2 odds.  They were beaten 1-0 in the final by Spain; no big deal, best team won, happy enough to pick up the place money.  Bookie in question settled as a winner and I then withdrew faster than one would from an AIDS-riddled prozzie.
Report Zodiac September 23, 2016 10:55 PM BST
ROBBIE , HOLD YOUR HEAD IN SHAME !!

ZLaughDIE LaughLaughLaugh
Report ladycarla September 23, 2016 11:02 PM BST
The people who got 999/1 in running when AP at Southwell and re-mounted and won, Zodie must of been one of themCool
Report ladycarla September 23, 2016 11:02 PM BST
*fell
Report ladycarla September 23, 2016 11:04 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIxIH7tApfE

For anybody who hasn't seen it.
Report Zodiac September 23, 2016 11:04 PM BST
PRE BETFAIR DAYS LADY LaughLaughLaugh
Report madrigal September 23, 2016 11:11 PM BST
Betfair API working Laugh
Report Zodiac September 23, 2016 11:19 PM BST
MY BIGGEST STROKE OF BAD LUCK !!!
ABOUT AN 8 STRETCH AGO MY PAL PHONED ME IN THE WINE BAR ,,
ASKED ME TO GET HIM 50 EW ON A 16/1 POKE HE'D BEEN GIVEN A TIP FOR..

SOMEONE HAD JUST INSTALLED THE BET.FAIR APP FOR ME ON MY OLD NOKIA ..

I CHECKED THE PHONE AND IT WAS TRADING 21,

SO I HAD THE WIN PART BACK FOR HIM AND KEPT THE PLACE PART ..

THE HORSE DULY OBLIGED ,,,

2o MINUTES LATER I CHECK MY BALANCE ,,, £1,000 MISSING !!!

MY FIRST TRANSACTION ON THE MOBILE AND I HAD LAYED IT CryCryCry

LIFE GOES ON !!

ZLaughDIE LaughLaughLaugh
Report knavesmire007 September 23, 2016 11:22 PM BST
Biggest stroke of luck for me was stumbling on a big satellite dish!
Report jim smith September 23, 2016 11:56 PM BST
years ago on here laid an away team fairly big when 2-0 up at HT at Lyon, think they were about 1.4. Lyon had been strong favs prematch. red was on the reckless side for me. idea was to take out the red when Lyon pulled a goal back but they took until 84', by this stage i couldnt get out without a chunky loss so i left it. 89' markets on screen suspended, then cleared - what a relief, saved at the death, massive win after all. Except when they reformed i found it was 1-3.

staggered away from the PC a bit gobsmacked at the rollercoaster and how much i had managed to drop on a random french game. next day i logged in sadly to reload the account. to find that Lyon had scored twice in IT, FT 3-3, bet won.

of course too old and wise to do that sort of thing these days Happy
Report roida September 23, 2016 11:58 PM BST
Zodiac    23 Sep 16 21:33 

I REMEMBER FOR YEARS I JUST KEPT DOING MY COBBLERS IN AND LOST FORTUNES

I DIDNT HAVE A CLUE AS I BACKED EVERYTHING MCCOY RODE

THEN I OVERNITE BECAME THE BEST PRE RACE PUNTER IN THE UK

NOW I NEVER LOSE..DONT PAY PREMIUM CHARGE AND COP EVERY PLACEPOT I PUT ON

HAVE 1 HOLIDAY EVERY MTH ON YATCHS AND VILLERS WITH MY MATES

AND WE JUST LOVE TO SMOKE EACH OTHER OUT MOST NIGHTS

COST LOADS FOR TUBES OF KY BUT WHY WORRY

ZODIE THE LEDGE LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report Zodiac September 24, 2016 12:08 AM BST
OH DEAR ,,
THE NORTH SHIELDS BISHOP BASHER HAS SHOWN UP  LaughLaughLaugh

IS HE GOING TO GO IN TO MELTDOWN ,,,

AND GET HIS  BIG RED CRAYON OUT AGAIN ???

THAT WAS SO TRAGIC !!!

ZODIE LaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report saxon farm September 24, 2016 12:15 AM BST
2013 Cheltenham festival Foxhunters, when the poor girl was unseated with victory assured.

Salsify was my favourite vegetable for the next month!
Report Big Black Cat September 24, 2016 12:17 AM BST
I backed Valirimix that day-was already counting the dosh when he had that most unfortunate and freak accident.

You can't be too dogmatic about where he would have finished, but I think AP went on record to say that he would have won easily...
Report Andrew in Sweden September 24, 2016 11:04 AM BST
Last summer I was in a London branch of xxxxxxxx and had £60 to win on a horse and took 10/11. Went back later to see the result, it won, so went to the counter expecting to pick up a little over £115. Handed the slip over and the guy asked me if i was OK with 50's. I said sure (only expecting 2 of course). Imagine my surprise when he kept counting them, in total he gave me £660. I acted cool, said thanks and left the shop quickly, wondering why i got paid so much, then realised they had paid me at 10/1 (not 10/11). Obviously the automatic slip reader read it incorrectly (the guy wasn't at fault). The next day i went to Sandown for the Eclipse and put the £600 profit on Golden Horn (won at 4/9) I had planned to go and have a decent bet anyway, but almost a grand profit with zero risk Grin
Report cooperman September 24, 2016 12:35 PM BST
ZODIE!!!!

Report mr singh September 24, 2016 9:17 PM BST
funny my bit of luck came with a bet on a double as well. it was 1980 and i had got banned from my local bookies because they had overpaid me and i refused to give them the money back. i couldn't put bets on anymore so i'd ask mates to put bets on for me. one day i gave a mate £2 to do me a place double on 2 horses that were around 10-1. when he came back he gave me my slip and said there was a bit of a problem. he said the bookies told him they don't accept place only bets so he wasn't sure what to do and he crossed out place and made it a win double instead. i wasn't happy with this as i thought there's not much chance of getting a win double up with them at those odds. i couldn't believe it when they both won. i got back over £200 which was a big amount back then.
Report sixtwosix September 24, 2016 9:26 PM BST
Laying On His Own in the 2014 Gold Cup ......despite it saving me a packet , I still think it is one of the most staggeringly unbelievable decisions ever made by stewards .
If it was the 3-20 at Mkt Rasen or Leicester or any other ordinary meeting it would have been amended result , but you don't think for one minute we are going to amend the result of the Gold Cup do you !
Report posy September 24, 2016 9:46 PM BST
Over 30 years ago the horse I backed at York finished 2nd and the 3rd horse objected to the winner and second.The objection to the winner was sustained and my horse placed 1st. I'm sure onlooker or blackbarn will identify the race,horses and jockeys involved.

Other than that Royal Palace being called the winner of the Eclipse was very lucky !
Report tonkability September 24, 2016 11:08 PM BST
Posy remember that York race well in the 80s Cumanis Knockando was the easy winner of that race ,think it was the magnet cup ,I had my biggest bet of £80 on the Ray Cochrane ridden Knockando stewards took over an hour there was hell on in the ring a totally corrupt decision I was gutted was staying in York with the Wife for the weekend ,never went to York for years after that !
Report the bloob September 24, 2016 11:16 PM BST
I'm never that lucky myself, so can't think of anything to add here from my own experience, but I had a mate, now sadly deceased, who had the following happen

he regularly backed lucky 15s to decent stakes and had 3 winners and a 2nd placed horse, but the winner of the race where the horse came 2nd weighed-in light and got disqualified (something that happens about once a year). He won about £20k, no use to the poor sod now and such a decent chap, but when it comes to luck that takes some beating
Report bankit September 25, 2016 12:14 AM BST
NFL Thursday night football last year I bet total points overs, can't remember the total but I was only 1or 2 short hoping for points in dying seconds I never got them... log into the betfair forum few days later and where it shows balance I see it's showing £150 odds where it should be nil, I've bet the unders instead! Not a fortune but still a nice surprise!
Report Diff-rent September 25, 2016 12:15 AM BST
Last years Epsom oaks winner 50/1.   Laid her roughly around the 90s mark that morning as I thought she was simple just a pace maker. Pre race her odds started to drift out to 130 on here. So I just thought what the heck those odds are to big so I covered all my losses and came out with about £20 on a 30/1 shot as a free bet. Was well over the moon as I stood to lose quite a chunk of my bank that afternoon if I hadn't taken a crazy chance.  Sometimes a gut instinct can be right.
Report hulk23 September 25, 2016 12:49 AM BST
if the game was as easy as laying "simple just a pace maker" at "roughly around the 90s mark" everyone would be doing it.

and we'd be doing it 100x times what you were doing it ...



good luck though Wink
Report hulk23 September 25, 2016 1:02 AM BST
5 Killdunne (IRE)    J T Gorman    9    11-12    J S McGarvey    40/1
Soon tracked leaders, 3rd at 5th, close up 5 out, soon on terms, led before 3 out, went on from before 2 out, stayed on well run-in, easily

146/1 BSP   easiest winner in ireland this year, jockey long lingering looks over his shoulder half a mile out. 

146/1     ScaredWink
Report Ramruma September 25, 2016 9:12 AM BST
Picked out four selections, but was very busy at work that day and the first won without me backing it.

Kicking myself (and the firm) I thought sod it, I'll just throw £20 away on a £5 trixie, but was dialling into a conference call while placing the bet so accidentally overstaked it as a £20 trixie.

So through being run off my feet, I inadvertently turned four winning singles into a £30k pick-up.
Report Koo.... September 25, 2016 9:45 AM BST
Still waiting for my bit of luck
Report Koo.... September 25, 2016 9:45 AM BST
Still waiting for my bit of luck
Report conditor September 25, 2016 9:57 AM BST
Put a place pot on one Saturday ,Feb 2008 , with a massive hangover ,got home and realised I'd backed the outsider of 5 (66/1) instead of the jolly ,in the race mine was tailed off at the back ,2 fell at the third last ,and 2at the last ,mine only finisher, the rest is history ,£1stake paid £4127.66  now that's luck  Grin
Report johnn September 25, 2016 10:50 AM BST
My mate picked a Lucky 15 on Stewards Cup day a few years ago:

Pether's Moon - cause the missus has an Uncle Peter - won @ 4/1
Winsili - the missus liked the green cap - won at 20/1
Another horse at an away meeting picked because of the name - won at 10/1
Rex Imperator - they used to have a dog called Rex - won at 12s

He's on the phone, I'm trying to work out how much he's won on a beermat. I tell him it looks like about 60k, so he logs into his Paddy account and the balance is zero. A second he hits "refresh" and 37k pops up.
"That's not right" I say, and frantically get recalculating.
He hits "refresh" and it goes up to 99.5k.

Oh that's right he says, when I put the Lucky 15 on I had 3 quid left in my account, so I stuck a £1.50 ew acca on, that must be where the other 37k came from then?
Report xmoneyx September 25, 2016 10:51 AM BST
loving these betsLoveExcited that go right
Report Outpost September 25, 2016 11:23 AM BST
I remember doing a mad reversed forecast on the Triumph Hurdle back in the 90s.

Kissair 16/1 for M C Pipe and Silver Wedge 7/1 for D Nicholson.

Kissair won with Dr Leunt 2nd and Silver Wedge about 6 or 7 lengths back in 3rd.

Dr Leunt was then disqualified as he had been forced through the fence by another horse at the top of the hill.     

I can't remember what the forecast paid but I remember getting hundreds back for a small bet.
Report trimmer September 25, 2016 3:31 PM BST
Did a yankee many years ago on a Saturday.
Was playing football.Called into town after,
and went into betting shop.
Manager came out and told me i had 3 winners
and a 4th,but the 1st 3 in front had been kicked
out.Think the horse was Brook,and it was at Ascot.
Report Big Black Cat September 25, 2016 3:45 PM BST
Did back BENNY THE DIP at 33/1 for the Derby after he lost in the Sandown Classic Trial.  I saw him win the Royal Lodge and was quite taken.

He then won the Dante and was shortish for the Derby-this was pre Betfair and so I couldn't lay him back.

Pat Eddery nearly scuppered me on SILVER PATRIARCH-Benny hung on by a nose.... thanks to Willie Ryan....
Report kincsem September 25, 2016 3:59 PM BST
In 2002 a €30 treble in the PP shop at Leopardstown paid about €1,100: Dress To Thrill; Sights On Gold; Grandera
Grandera won the Champion Stakes by about a millimetre.
The only place he was ahead was in the photo.  I'm sure Hawk Wing pulled back his head, and Grandera stuck his out.
I've watched the video on Youtube and still can't believe Grandera won.
My reaction at the time was f***it!

Another strange one was my lay of Idaho to finish in the top 5 in the 2016 St Leger.
When the race started I was sure the bet wasn't taken and was cancelled.
At 9pm that night I looked at my Betfair account and found €225.  My €6.90 lay at 1.03 was taken and returned €230.
You may remember Idaho 4/6 fav slipped and fell.
Report Andrew in Sweden September 25, 2016 4:44 PM BST
trimmer    25 Sep 16 15:31   
Did a yankee many years ago on a Saturday. Was playing football. Called into town after and went into betting shop. Manager came out and told me i had 3 winners and a 4th, but the 1st 3 in front had been kicked out. Think the horse was Brook,and it was at Ascot


Trimmer, correct, it would have been 1974 in the Queen Anne Stakes. First 3 home disqualified.
Report Eddie Batt September 25, 2016 6:49 PM BST
2005 Kentucky Derby decided to trade a horse called Giacomo -was having 50's at 110 and laying back at 100 for a free monkey-just before the race went off he went out to130 and I was stuck with my last bet.All I could think of doing was put up 100 at 20 in running.To complicate matters the wife was in a mood with me after a serious Saturday of sport and wouldn't allow me to watch the race.
Giacomo came from a mile back and I think the commentator only picked him up very late on -very little of my in running bet was matched.I won approx €5K.
Report Deptford September 25, 2016 7:43 PM BST
Had ew treble Cheltenham this year, Un Temp at 20/1, was the first one, last two races Wednesday, when 2 horses fell at the last in The Fred Winter, I never cheered and never would, had Saphir Du, going on to Ballyandy in the bumper, won by a nose, I have the photo framed, looking at that is better than looking at Babestation
Report ima_mazed66 September 25, 2016 8:09 PM BST
I was at work and went out to the bakers to put in the staffs sandwich orders and then popped into the bookies to kill time while the sandwiches were being made and backed a 66/1 winner called Pucka Paddy that won by a head, after leading all the way until being headed late on before getting back up again in a chase race at Windsor when they still had the jumps there.

I was also on Royal Athlete when it won the Grand National but didn't take the price and watched the race not even knowing what price it was but was hoping for around 25/1, so was happy when it came back at 40/1 until I heard the bookies reps say they had not taken hardly anything on it and yet still cut its SP from 66/1 at the off.

If on actual luck itself though as opposed to just having a nice bet come up, probably when subsequent Ascot Gold Cup winner Drum Taps was FPTP but got demoted to 4th, leaving a horse I'd had a decent bet on called Operation Wolf as the winner.
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