Quick Answer: Who bet millions on the Derby?

Owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is planning to bet at least $2 million to win on Essential Quality (Tapit) in Saturday’s GI Kentucky Derby as a hedge to cover the costs of a furniture promotion underway at his Gallery Furniture stores.

What was the biggest bet on the Kentucky Derby?

Kentucky Derby punter ‘Mattress Mack’ loses ‘biggest racing bet EVER’ after placing $2.3MILLION on Essential Quality

  • The first of the multi-millionaire’s bets was confirmed as half a million bucks. …
  • The grand total – as confirmed by the bettor on TV – was an eye-watering $2.3m – just under £1.7m.

How much did Mattress Mack lose on the Kentucky Derby?

Kentucky Derby gambler ‘Mattress Mackloses $2.3MILLION after placing ‘biggest racing bet EVER’ on Essential Quality. AN UNLUCKY Kentucky Derby gambler lost a staggering $2.3MILLION after placing the ‘biggest racing bet EVER’ on pre-race favorite Essential Quality.

How much do horse jockeys make?

The salaries of Horse Jockeys in the US range from $10,049 to $271,427 , with a median salary of $48,880 . The middle 57% of Horse Jockeys makes between $48,882 and $123,036, with the top 86% making $271,427.

Has a 50/1 horse won the Derby?

Street Sense (2007) is the only horse to win both the Tampa Bay Derby and the Kentucky Derby. Like the King (50-1): The winner of the Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park has run his last three races on that track’s artificial surface. He’s never won on dirt (in two career starts).

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How much did Mattress Mack bet on Essential Quality?

Jim McIngvale – also known as “Mattress Mack” – had already bet $1.3 million to win on Essential Quality as of 2 p.m. CT Saturday and was expected to place even more money on the Brad Cox trainee and Blue Grass Stakes winner before Saturday evening’s race. NBC later reported his betting was up to $2.4 million.

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