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If you work in a stable, you probably know horses.

Conor Murphy, a 28 year old Irishman, works in a stable. And boy does he know horses.

He placed a $75 five horse accumulator bet a week before Christmas at Bet365. In racing, an accumulator bet is like a parlay; every one of the horses has to win their designated race for the bet to cash.

And over the course of the last 3 days, every single horse Murphy bet on won their designated race. The result? Stable boy Conor Murphy is now a millionaire, taking home $1.5 million on a $75 bet.

Fittingly, the Irishman won the bet on St. Patrick’s Day. Oh, and Murphy’s description of the final race is fitting too: “I was actually at home in my own place lying on the couch dying of a hangover which disappeared as soon as Riverside won,” he laughed.

So, does Murphy have some amazing computer algorithm that predicts horse races? Not quite. In his words, “I put the bet on just before Christmas in December, I just picked the five best horses and hoped for a lot of luck, I didn’t think much about it.”

All of the horses Murphy bet on were trained by his boss Nicky Henderson and all were ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty. Presumably, Mr. Murphy will be buying plenty of pints for Henderson and Geraghty.

 

 

 

 

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