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Lucky Chester racegoer scoops nearly £32k - after betting just £114

It's the largest winning bet Chester Racecourse has seen

Chester Races 2017 - picture by Dale Miles(Image: Dale Miles)

An unnamed Chester Racegoer scooped a windfall at Saturday’s Corbettsports Chester Stakes Day after a £114 stake on a ‘Heinz’ – 57 combination options bet – returned £31,714 in winnings.

The racegoer had almost £4,000 running on his final selection of five after watching his selections go in at Sandown and Chester throughout the afternoon. Despite his first selection Shamshon getting beaten, all eyes were on the prize ahead of the final race at Beverley and a well-ridden run from Society Red in the 5pm totepool Live Info Download The App Handicap completed a memorable day for the unnamed punter.

Head of gaming at Chester Race Company Paddy Chesters said: “The bet drew more attention from Chester Bet staff as they day went on. Come 3.30pm, we were in awe that his tipping had paid off and all rooting for him in the 5pm at Beverley. Congratulations to the customer, it was a joy to witness his reaction as the final result came in and we were able to play a contributing factor in the celebrations that afternoon.”

It is the largest winning bet Chester Racecourse has seen and evidence that you really do have to be in it to win it.

Chester Bet, Chester Racecourse’s on-course betting company, has more than 200 points from which to place a bet and live information screens around the course indicating the latest odds on both home and away racing. Chester Bet offers racegoers the ease of contactless betting on transactions up to £30, alleviating the need to queue for a cash point and place bets quickly and easily. Knowledgeable Chester Bet staff can be found across course and are on hand to assist and answer any betting related queries. Take a look at Chester’s useful Betting Guide in advance of your visit to Chester Races to find out more about Chester Bet and the services on offer at www.chester-races.co.uk/content/guide-betting .

Three opportunities to attend the races at Chester in 2017 remain. Next weekend’s Autumn Festival takes place over two days and the last hurrah; Season Finale, rounds things off on Saturday, September 30. Racing will return to Chester in May 2018. Information on ticket availability can be found online.

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