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The turf

Will racing waste its Scoop6 jackpot?

The industry has a real asset here. Let's hope it knows what to do with it

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

Eight people became millionaires last Saturday, collecting £1,342,599 each when the Scoop6 bet, which had been rolled over for 12 weeks without a winner, was finally won. With racing’s narrative having been dominated for weeks by the gamble to find six winners on the day, there was more than £16 million in the pot: £11 million had been staked that day alone by punters large and small trying to collect an instant fortune.

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