Mattress Mack bet at least $2.4million on Essential Quality to win the May 1 running of the Kentucky Derby, according to the Herald-Leader. The horse, a 5-to-2 favorite, wound up finishing fourth at Churchill Downs. Medina Spirit, a massive underdog, was the winner.
How much did Mattress Mack win at the Kentucky Derby?
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale made what is believed to be the largest losing wager in horse racing history Saturday, as a $2.4-million win bet on Essential Quality (Tapit) went down in flames as the favorite in the GI Kentucky Derby finished fourth. But, for McIngvale, there were no wounds to be licked.
What was the biggest bet at the Kentucky Derby?
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What horse did Mattress Mike bet on?
With the promise he will bet “with both fists” on Saturday, Mattress Mack flexed his first $500,000 on the Kentucky Derby. Thanks to his first big wager, undefeated Blue Grass Stakes (G2) winner Essential Quality went in the twinkle of an eye from a 5-1 co-second choice to the 3-5 favorite to win Saturday’s race.
Does Mattress Mack own horses?
He owns the chain of Gallery Furniture store in Houston and he’s a horse owner. The latter is the reason why when McIngvale makes his big wager, he’ll do so under the Twin Spires. By betting at the track, more of the money will go to Kentucky horseman.
How much is Mattress Mack net worth?
Jim McIngvale, AKA Mattress Mack, currently has a net worth of $300 million.
What were the odds of the Kentucky Derby winner?
The Brad Cox-trained Essential Quality, with four wins on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, is the favorite with 2-1 odds.
Official 2021 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds.
|(POST) HORSE||(7) Mandaloun|
|TRAINER / JOCKEY||Brad Cox / Florent Geroux|
How much does the winner of the Kentucky Derby get in 2021?
The winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby will receive $1.86 million, which is more than 60 percent of the total purse.
How much did the Kentucky Derby winner pay on a $2 bet?
The $2 exacta paid $503.60, the $1 trifecta paid $1,696.90 and the $1 superfecta paid $9,456.40.