Biggest Horse Racing Wins

The Biggest Wins in Horse Racing Ever

Punters across the globe often dream of winning big at the races, with wins like this the motivation to try your luck is strong:

£1.45 million

Steve Whitely picked six winners on the Tote Jackpot with a £2 stake, winning the biggest accumulator bet in British history.

This win was absolutely amazing due to the last race winner being a horse that had not won a race in 26 races and was being ridden by a novice jockey.

£1 million

This accumulator win using just 50p as his stake, made Fred Craggs a millionaire in 2008. This bet won with 2,000,000 to 1 odds, and incredulous feet. Winning with horses called “Isn’t that Lucky” and “A Dream Come True” is fun, but winning with such long odds and getting £1 million is

way more fun.


A £19 accumulator bet netted this lucky man a huge win of over £800,000, an amazing haul for such a small bet.


When Frankie Dettori won all seven Ascot races in 1996 with 25000 to 1 odds, horse racing history was made and Frankie was an instant legend.

However there was probably one person happier than Frankie Dettori a Mr Darren Yeats! Mr Yeats placed a £59 bet on Detorri accomplishing this amazing feat, making his winnings a total of £550,000. He may well have used an online sports betting guide to place his wager, and it certainly paid off!



Winning over £450,000 on a 10 pence each way six fold accumulator, shocked this lucky punter as a few of his horses had lost in his first races and he had given up. Obviously he had given up to soon and now can enjoy his £450000.


An unknown punter placed a 50p bet on the hugely ridiculous odds of 706,128 to 1 winning himself a huge sum of £353k


Another unknown punter with just a 2p stake on an accumulator won over £111,000.

And once you win big on the horses, you can invest in owning a horse and win even bigger with that horse, like the below biggest horse racing purses:

$3 Million

The Breeders Cup Turf is (obviously) run on a turf surface, which is similar to grass and not on the usual dirt track. This race is held before the Breeders Cup Classic and has a very respectable purse of $3 million

$5 Million

The Dubai Duty Free Stakes held in annually in March, is a growing favourite, and has a very nice prize purse of $5 million.

$5 Million

The Breeders Cup Classic is held at different locations across North America, started in 1984 and has limited entries, making it a highly prestigious race. The $5 million purse is fought over by a highly talented field of jockeys and horses.

$5.4 Million

Prix de l ‘Arc de Triomphe is the most prestigious race in the European racing calendar, its purse doubled from $2.7 mil when the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Clubs sponsored the race and doubling the prize purse.

$5.65 Million

The Melbourne Cup, while in second place for richest race, it is the richest turf race in the world.

$10 Million

The Dubai World Cup started in 1996, and now all the races in that night have a total purse of $27.25 million. But the Dubai world Cup is now an amazing $10 million.

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