The June 16th race card at Hanover Raceway produced plenty for bettors to cheer about, with the eleventh race as a perfect example. Taserd – a five-year old bay gelding trained and driven by Clayton Graham of Stayner, Ontario – went off as the longest shot in the field with 74-1 odds at post time. As much of the crowd expected, he got away from the gate in last place and stayed there until the midway point of the race. When the horses rounded the final turn, Taserd had made his way through the field into fourth place, before running down the leaders to win by a neck in 1:59.0.
Those who backed Taserd at the betting windows were rewarded with a huge $145.50 payout on a $2 win ticket. A $2 exactor bet paid $120.65, and Taserd was such a longshot that there were no triactor tickets sold that included him as the winner. The win was his first of the 2012 season after winning six times in 37 starts last year.
Taserd was not the only longshot to reward bettors with large payouts on Saturday night. The average triactor bet paid over $115 for a $2 ticket, while the three Superfecta’s cashed out at an average of $674.35, with the highest reaching $873.15 in the ninth race. That huge payout came despite the overwhelming favourite Sonic Breeze taking top spot, as many had expected. The average win payout was nearly $20 based on a $2 investment.
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