Punters Bank Mind-Blowing £500,000 Payout

Michael Black
Michael Black
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Punters Bank Mind-Blowing £500,000 Payout

A group of punters are in clover after successfully pulling off a betting coup, which netted them a cool £500,000 payout from the bookmakers. 
Singles and doubles on horses running at Limerick and Ballinrobe left the bookies counting their losses after the ambitious attack on the betting ring. 
Read on as we look at how the punters left the bookmakers and several horse racing betting sites bemoaning their luck after landing one of the most ambitious gambles in recent memory. 


  • 100/1 outsider gets the ball rolling.
  • Diamond Nora completes amazing double.
  • Mullins scuppers treble hopes.

Rocky's Diamond Sparkles at Limerick

The punters set the ball rolling with a colossal gamble on Rocky’s Diamond at Limerick, with the horse backed from 100/1 into 22/1 before the off. 
The horse made virtually all the running under jockey Shane Fitzgerald to land several sizeable single bets including one which paid £26,000. 
Rocky’s Diamond is trained by Declan Queally, who famously rode one of the winners in Barney Curley's famous 2010 gamble that landed an estimated £4 million payout. 

Diamond Nora Powers to Ballinrobe Win

Queally had the bookies running for cover again less than 30 minutes later as Diamond Nora was backed from 150/1 into 16/1 before romping home at Ballinrobe. 
One of the top betting sites paid out £291,000 on an each-way double on Queally’s runners, while on-course bookies at both tracks were also hit hard. 
Having previously been beaten out of sight at Gowran Park in March, Diamond Nora’s improved form prompted the stewards into referring the matter for further investigation.

Treble Bid Scuppered by Mullins

Several betting apps were spared an even bigger payout after the Queally-trained Olympy De Cerisy was backed into 11/10 favourite in the bumper at Limerick. 
The five-year-old established a clear lead during the early part of the race, but was eventually overhauled by the Willie Mullins trained Ballygunner Castle. 
Despite the defeat, punters who staged the betting coup were able to reflect on successfully taking the bookmakers to the cleaners