Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: George Salpigtidis

Matt Forys and his wife Amanda have had their lives changed forever with the victory of Mugatoo in the $5 million All-Star Mile at The Valley on Saturday.

The couple won a competition run through the TAB and were the winning owner ambassadors, collecting a $250,000 prize with Mugatoo’s win.

Each horse was assigned an owner ambassador with owners sharing in a $500,000 prize pool, while Mugatoo’s owners, including Australian Bloodstock, share the $2,337,500 first prize cheque.

Mugatoo, trained in NSW by Kris Lees, received one of four wildcard entries and was ridden to victory by Hugh Bowman in a slogging finish from Russian Camelot under Damien Oliver.

Forys said winning the $250,000 prize was going to take time to sink in.

“This (money) couldn’t have come at a better time,” he said.

“We’ve got house plans and it’s just going to make a hell of a lot of difference.

“It’s life changing. Absolutely life changing. We’ve got three small kids.”

The pair watched the race together as the rain fell heavily and Amanda felt the race went so slowly.

“It is unbelievable,” she said.

“He (Matthew) turned to me about halfway through and we looked at each other and thought ‘no, it’s not happening’.

“Then as quick as that it was all over.

“We always thought this horse was a legend and what a ride by Hughey!

“I just can’t believe it.”

Written by Craig Brennan

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 17/4/2021

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Addeybb goes back-to-back in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Tom Marquand has lauded the bravery of Addeybb after his spectacular Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory. It was billed as the...

Pizza-loving mare the Queen of Randwick

Wendy Roche will be popping the champagne after Nettoyer’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes victory at Randwick but it won’t...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse...

The Showdown results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 The Showdown. The Showdown was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/4/2021. Replay:...

Sydney Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Sydney Cup. The Sydney Cup was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/4/2021....

Queen Of The Turf Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes. The Queen Of The Turf Stakes was...

Ron Stewart turns back the clock to win Sydney Cup on Selino

Almost two decades after being crowned Sydney’s champion apprentice, Ron Stewart was back in the G1 winner’s circle at Randwick....

Arcadia Queen’s racing career over

Owner Bob Peters has all but confirmed the career of star mare Arcadia Queen is over, after she suffered a...

Classique Legend suffers HK setback will return to Australia

Just when it appeared Classique Legend was set to show his true colours in Hong Kong with a scheduled return...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.