Kerry Packer was, without uncertainty, the greatest punter in Australian dashing history. He began wagering on the ponies as a kid, and held his affection for drop-kicking at the racecourse for the rest of his life. Abroad, Kerry Packer wanted to play the club tables, however in Australia the Casinos weren't sufficiently large to deal with his stakes and his greatest dropkicks were saved for the circuit.
As Packer's abundance expanded throughout the long term, so did his wagers. The Costigan Commission report incorporated the way that Packer had paid $4 million to a bookie during a 18-month time span in 1980-81, and had just gotten back $1.2 million - a deficiency of almost $3 million.
In the last part of the 70's, "The Big Man", as he was realized in hustling circles, would drop on a race course with various "gofers" and a bigger number of holders on, all going around attempting to hear his guidelines. At the point when Packer gave the word, the gofers 먹튀검증race to the bookies - attempting to put down the wagers all the while, on the grounds that Packer's wagers were huge to such an extent that they would quickly make a pony unbackable, as the chances dropped steeply as the bookies endeavored to adjust their books. When the wagers were on, however, Packer was a strangely dispassionate spectator, seldom getting invigorated beyond the end goal.
One of Packer's most renowned wagering misfortunes came at the1987 Golden Slipper race at Rosehill. Wagering $2 million on his pony Christmas Tree, he saw it come in fourth and that was not by any means the only loss of the day. Bookies evidently held a world record figure of $20 million in their travel bags, and Packer's misfortunes added up to a faltering $7 million.
Just fourteen days after the fact and Packer supported Myocard to beat his own pony Major Drive, this time at Randwick. Sadly, the leaned toward Myocard, who had prior won the Tancred Stakes that year, additionally came in fourth - and Major Drive won with chances of 7-1. This was only the beginning of one of Kerry Packer's biggest wagering binges, which is supposed to have been in the request for $55 million. The wagers were so enormous they can be back-determined from the in general wagering figure turnover from AJC. By the last day of the Carnival, Packer was down $28 million to Sydney bookie McHugh. Packer then convinced McHugh to raise his past cutoff from $5 million to $10 million - and continued to pick three straight champs. McHugh turned in his bookmaker's permit a couple of days after the fact.
Packer's incredible race wagering proceeded with all the way into the 1990's. Another renowned dropkick was moving his own pony Mahogany in the 1993 VRC Derby. He likewise effectively moved Jezabeel in the 1998 Melbourne Cup, and the chances went from 14-1 when he put down his bet, down to 6-1 when the race began a couple of moments later - and Jezabeel came through as well.
Packer wasn't at a circuit to mingle and blend in with the cream of horse racing society. It's even said that he seriously loved horse racing itself - the wizardry of the race was all in the adventure of the dropkick for him.