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Breeders’ Cup – Bookmakers count cost after Modern Games was counted as a non-participant for wagering

Bookies count the cost of ‘total disaster’ after Juvenile Turf winner Modern Games was counted as a non-runner for betting purposes at the Breeders’ Cup in California

  • Modern Games was initially withdrawn by vets at the Breeders’ Cup.
  • When he realized that Modern Games was unharmed, he was reinstated
  • California rules meant you could only compete for prize money, not for gambling.


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Bookmakers on Saturday were counting the cost of what one described as a ‘total disaster’ on the first day of the Breeders’ Cup in the US, after Modern Games, coached by Charlie Appleby, won the Juvenile. Turf, but he was counted as a non-runner for betting. purposes.

Modern Games was initially pulled at first by vets after being pulled from the posts at Del Mar Racecourse when stablemate Albahr, ridden by Frankie Dettori, panicked at the next post.

When he realized that Modern Games was unharmed and a handler released him from the front of the audience, he was returned to the field.

Modern Games won the Juvenile Turf but was counted as a non-runner for betting purposes.

Modern Games won the Juvenile Turf but was counted as a non-runner for betting purposes.

But the rules in California meant that he could only compete for prize money, not for gambling.

While Modern Games and jockey William Buick collected nearly £ 380,000 for passing the pole a length and a half ahead, it was runner-up Tiz The Bomb who was deemed the winner for betting purposes.

Modern Games, through no fault of their own, returned to a chorus of boos from frustrated gamblers at the Southern California racecourse before British bookies said they would pay at both Modern Games and Tiz The Bomb. Coral calculated that the incident had cost them only a six-figure sum.

When he realized that Modern Games was unharmed, he was reinstated on the field.

When he realized that Modern Games was unharmed, he was reinstated on the field.

When he realized that Modern Games was unharmed, he was reinstated on the field.

Spokesperson Simon Clare said: ‘We have decided, in the spirit of resolving this mess in the most customer-friendly way possible, we would simply take the double hit.

Modern Games was by some margin the best-backed horse of the night, so this mistake couldn’t have happened to a more meaningful runner for clients.

“The ex gratia decision has cost us a six-figure sum, but it is money we should have paid anyway, if the officials hadn’t made such a total mess with the go-in-out-in decision. I’m not surprised bettors were booing when Modern Games won. ”

The whole fiasco was a distraction from Charlie Appleby's fourth Breeders' Cup win.

The whole fiasco was a distraction from Charlie Appleby's fourth Breeders' Cup win.

The whole fiasco was a distraction from Charlie Appleby’s fourth Breeders’ Cup win.

All Modern Games bets on the US equivalent of the Tote were void, which had huge implications for the millions of dollars wagered on the organization’s range of bets.

The fiasco was a distraction from Appleby’s fourth victory in the Breeders’ Cup and third in the Juvenile Turf.

Appleby, who will be crowned champion trainer of Great Britain for the first time this year and who entered the second day last night with the best chance of increasing his account, said: “ It was a peculiar and mentally challenging chain of events for the horse. Will join our [2,000] Guinea squad for next year.

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