Carlow punter wins €10,000 on horses with just an €8 bet - all within the space of an hour

Not a bad weekend

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What a result!

One Carlow native made it a weekend to remember when a Saturday afternoon punt on the horses transformed into a five-figure windfall all within the space of an hour.

The anonymous customer placed their wager in a BoyleSports shop in the county picking just three horses and throwing them into a €4 each-way treble.

The bet got off to a flier when Big Time Dancer upset the odds in the 2.40 at Kempton having been picked out at 20/1. Impulsive Star then battled to victory in the 3.00 at Warwick, leaving the customer on the edge of their seat for the 3.30 race at Newcastle.

Their bet rested on the chances of Splash of Verve but things didn’t look good when he went off an outside 25/1 shot, however this punter seemed to know more than most as the final selection scored victory by 2½ lengths.

It all meant the betslip, with a total stake of €8, had increased in value to a staggering total of €10,262.40.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: "There wasn’t one favourite on the betslip of our Carlow customer so we have to tip our hats to them for their stunning selections.

"We were hit by the three horses winning in quick succession and just have to congratulate them on a stunning afternoon’s work!"