300/1 winner at Leopardstown longest in British and Irish history
- We bring you the news that a record was broken at Leopardstown this afternoon
- The Luke Comer-trainer He Knows No Fear won a maiden at an SP of 300/1
- Becoming the longest-priced winner in UK and Irish racing history
We bring you some breaking racing news, as the record for the longest SP winner in Britain and Ireland was broken on Thursday 13th August.
History was made this afternoon at Leopardstown in Ireland in the 2:30 (Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden) when He Knows No Fear became the longest-priced winning SP (starting price) in the history of UK and Irish racing at a whopping 300/1.
The previous high winning SP was 250/1 when Equinoctical was successful at Kelso in 1990.
“He Knows No Fear lived up to his name at Leopardstown, causing the biggest shock in the history of UK and Irish racing,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“The previous record was set 30 years ago at Kelso and that came over jumps. This was on the Flat, which makes it even more surprising,” added Hill.
"Results like this are what make sport so great as every now and then the underdogs come out on top," concluded Hill.
Coral also reported that 26 bets were placed on He Know No Fear this afternoon in the 2.30 at Leopardstown – the longest-priced winner in the history of UK and Irish racing at 300-1.
In total, £34.50 was staked on the horse with the firm, with the biggest bet being a £2.50 each-way single.
“Although He Knows No Fear enters the history books as the longest-priced winner in UK or Irish racing, he did not go completely unbacked. Incredibly, 26 punters were able to find the winner, an amazing achievement given he was 300-1,” said Coral’s John Hill.