Sawbuck at 300-1 equals odds of longest-priced winner in racing history

By: Greg Wood Tuesday 24 May 2022
  • Punchestown winner romps home in maiden hurdle
  • Winning rider: ‘He’s been in great form at home’

Sawbuck, a four-year-old gelding that had failed to reach the frame in six previous starts on the Flat and over hurdles, equalled the British and Irish record for the longest starting price of a winner with a 300-1 success in the opening race at Punchestown on Tuesday.

Trained by Conor O’Dwyer, the former Gold Cup-winning jockey, and ridden by his son Charlie, Sawbuck briefly touched 400-1 in the betting for the maiden hurdle before settling at 300-1 at the off, but rarely looked in much danger of being overhauled after taking the lead in the early stages.

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