The Biggest Winners Ever Seen In Racing

Big Winner

Yesterday saw the record broken for the biggest odds winner ever seen in Britain or Ireland when the Luke Comer trained He Knows No Fear managed to get up on the line under a great ride by Chris Hayes at odds of 300/1.

Before that the biggest winner ever seen in the sport was 250/1 shot Equinoctial, who scored over jumps at Kelso in 1990. 

Luke Comer is not only known for being a trainer but is also one of the most wealthiest men in Ireland but even he was surprised when his horse managed to rally late and land the shock 300/1 victory.

Having raced once before that and finishing 12th of 14 the market did not take to the winner with the Betfair exchange offering odds of 1000/1 at the start of the race and some punters did have a cheeky flutter.

(Credit Racing Post) Explaining the improvement, Gorman said: "He got left in Limerick, so we didn't really know where we were with him.

"A lot of our horses just weren't in great form and we backed off a lot of them. We knew going to Limerick he was a nice horse and it's great for Luke as it's his own stallion and his own mare – that gives him the biggest thrill."

Before this win at Leopardstown on Thursday, the Irish record winning odds was 200/1 and it was Killahara Castle, who won at Thurles in 2017, no previous winner before that had been above 100/1.

The British record is held by Equinoctial, as we have already mentioned started at odds of 250-1 back in 1990 for a novice hurdle at Kelso on November 21, 1990 and took the event.

The previous joint Irish-British Flat record was held by several 200-1 shots, the most recent being Intercessor at Newbury on June 13 this year under a superb ride by the up and coming Cieren Fallon.