Retired accountant lands six-figure win from 20p bet after horse romps home at Doncaster

A former accountant has a horse romping home to victory at Doncaster Racecourse to thank for a cool £450,000 win.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 8:06 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:11 am
Doncaster Racecourse

The man from north London, who didn't wish to be named, placed bets worth a total of £2 covering seven horses running at Doncaster, Lingfield and Newbury on Friday.

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But the plucky punter thought he initially lost the bet before realising the huge windfall.

Ladbrokes bookmakers said it was when the 9/1 Mcvicar beat the 5/4 hot favourite Saint Catejan in the 5.05pm at Doncaster that six of his picks landed the six-figure sum.