O’Neill collects $20,000 on KY Derby future wager
Trainer Doug O’Neill and his crew had a great run through the Triple Crown with their talented colt, I’ll Have Another. Even though the chestnut colt was injured and has been retired, it hasn’t meant that O’Neill has had to stop ‘cashing in’ on his luck.
On Monday, O’Neill added another five-figure payday when he cashed in a winning future book bet at Lucky’s Race & Sports Book in the Primm Valley Resort in Southern Nevada. The winning wager was worth $20,000.
Several members of Team O’Neill made bets on I’ll Have Another back in February, but O’Neill’s $100 bet at 200-1 odds was by far the biggest.
O’Neill carried the ticket with him throughout the Triple Crown. “If I ever let myself get bummed, I was like ‘ you know, I’ve still got that 20 g’s to hang on to,’ ” O’Neill said. “That was definitely an added bonus.”