Goodwill racing story
A benevolent Sligo bookie was among the talking points in the Telegraph recently. Its racing correspondent Marcus Armytage retold a story of a punter who received his winnings despite leaving Cleveragh without collecting them on race day.
It described how racing enthusiast Jeremy Dougall paid Sligo Races his first visit for its 2-day meeting in August. While staying in the Clayton, Dougall was at both race meetings and he backed a number of winners, the last a €30 win bet on a 5-1 shot.
However he left the racecourse without collecting his prize.
He found his betting slip later that evening from a bookie by the name of McGarrity and decided when he returned home to ring the race course on the off chance. They put him onto Horse Racing Ireland and low and behold the following morning he got a phonecall from McGarrity who then immediately transferred his winnings. Dougall said: “It is also evidence that I actually backed a winner at Sligo!”.
Riverstown’s Aoife McDermott of Leinster commiserates with Connacht’s Annmarie O’Hora after the 2018 Women’s Interprovincial Rugby Championship match between Connacht and Leinster at the Sportgrounds. Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.