Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has refunded bets placed on the heavily-backed Caulfield Cup favourite December Draw after it was revealed today the gelding suffered a fractured leg during the running of the race.
“We feel the right thing to do is refund bets as it’s now become clear that punters who backed December Draw never stood a chance,” sportsbet.com.au’s Haydn Lane said.
“The horse and connections may well be feeling sore today but punters needn’t be – not if they bet wth sportsbet.com.au.
“December Draw has been a revelation since landing on Australian shores and we hope to see him back in full health and dominating the track again as soon as possible.”
The significant six-figure refund comes on the back of sportsbet.com.au’s Caulfield Cup money back special which saw the bookmaker refund bets on Green Moon who ran second in the race.