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Leopardstown sees longest-priced winner in history

| 13.08.2020

Thursday 13th August 2020 will go down in history as the day He Knows No Fear became the longest-priced starting price winner in UK and Irish racing at 300/1.

In the process, the colt smashed a 30-year record after the victory in the 2:30 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

Our traders revealed there were 37 digital bets placed, with the highest stake placed at £5.00 (£2.50 e/w) that was boosted from 500/1 to a huge 550/1.

The previous highest winning SP was 250/1 shot Equinoctical, after success at Kelso back in 1990.

In June this year Newbury was the stage for 200/1 winner Intercessor ridden by jockey Cieren Fallon to triumph – giving a little perspective to this momentous achievement.

But He Knows No Fear’s victory has re-written the history books and now sits top of the pile. The question is, will we have to wait another 30 years for the record to be broken again?

Biggest priced winners in UK and Irish racing history

He Knows No Fear, Leopardstown 2020 – 300/1

Equinoctial, Kelso 1990 – 250/1

Intercessor, Newbury 2020 – 200/1

Killahara Castle, Thurles 2017 – 200/1

Dandy Flame, Wolverhampton 2016 – 200/1

Lights Of Broadway, Taunton 2012 – 200/1

Theodore, Doncaster 1822 – 200/1

Beechy Bank, Warwick 2002 – 200/1

Arctic Blue, Chepstow 2005 – 200/1

Maoi Chinn Tire, Wetherby 2010 – 200/1

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Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football enthusiast.