Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has paid out $443,000 dollars on Awesome Rock following Preferment’s win on protest in the Australian Cup at Flemington.
In an eventful day to say the least, Sportsbet refunded $93,000 to punters who backed Noble Protector in race 8 when the horse threw its rider at the start. Both win and place bets were included.
And earlier in the day, almost $50,000 in bets were returned on Pasadena Girl in the Kewney Stakes when Peter Moody’s runner stayed in the barriers.
· Preferment/Awesome Rock Protest Payout – $443,000
· Noble Protector Justice Refund – $93,000
· Pasadena Girl Justice Refund – $53,000
Total refunded/paid out = $589,000
“Anyone who backed either Awesome Rock or Preferment has been paid out as a winner so there should be some happy punters out there today,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.