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Hoofnote to the horse-racing true tale of an honest punter


Australian bookmakers bet 12-1 each way the odds on favourite Beauty Parlour in the 1 million euro French Oaks.  An honest Aussie punter alerted them to their mistake. Read the full story HERE.
Beauty Parlour appeared to have the French Oaks won but was gunned down by the  outsider, 25-1 pop Valyra, owned by billionaire, the Aga Khan.
Second favourite Kissed (4-1) which the bookies had laid each way at 22-1, broke down near the line and will be retired to stud. That’s racing and why the bookies drive prestige European cars and the punters get round in reliable Japanese models.
Even not-so-poor young filly Beauty Parlour is oriental being by Japan-raced and based sire Deep Impact.
Had Beauty Parlour won, it would have been Deep Impact’s first European Group 1 winner.
The bookies and a billionaire got the chocolates, as the racing mob say, but Beauty Parlour, Deep Impact and the punters live to fight another day.