the biggest wound on bookmakers
Frankie Dettori won the Epsom
Downs putting a lot of bookmakers on red.
were licking their wounds after Frankie Dettori inflicted a £50
million pound mauling on them, with William Hill saying that it
was the industry's worst day financially since Frankie rode all
seven winners at Ascot in September 1996 - a record breaking
feat which became known as the Magnificent Seven, and cost the
bookies a total of £40million.
'Frankie is as popular as Derby legend Lester Piggott was - and
then some' said Hill's spokesman Sharpe. 'The only good news is
that we have been making money out of people backing him
unsuccessfully to win the Derby for the last 14 years - but now
he has done it and I think they've all won their money back with
Published on 06/02/2007