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Nicci Garner
2 minute read
19 Jan 2018
7:20 am

Boosting tab’s expected pot of R75m

Nicci Garner

Easiest way to win is a place bet as TAB is paying out on first six horses to finish.

Cabaret entertainer Meow Meow poses on the steps of the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. She is performing ‘Meow Meow’s Pandemonium’ show at the Sydney Festival. Picture: EPA-EFE

A whopping R75 million is due to be bet with TAB on Met Day, Saturday January 27, and a number of the pools will be boosted by substantial carryovers, so it will be worth having a stake.

There are 13 races scheduled for the Met meeting, four of them for the best horses in the land including the main feature, the R5 million Sun Met.

A Quartet Maxipool on the big race will start off with R500 000 and is expected to exceed R5.5 million. In a Quartet a punter needs to pick the first four horses past the post in the correct order. However, the easiest way to win with TAB on the Sun Met will be by taking a place bet because TAB is paying out on the first six horses to finish. TAB boss Vee Moodley is expecting the place pool to reach nearly R1.5 million and, with 20 runners, you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll get better-than-expected payouts on every runner.

We suggest the lucky reader who wins our SMS competition spends his or her R2 000 win/ place voucher on the Met. There’s not much time now because the competition closes at midday today.

Our winner will be treated to a weekend for two in Cape Town for the Met, leaving Joburg on Friday next week and returning on Sunday. The winner will be given R2 000 in TAB betting vouchers to spend on any of the races and a R2 000 voucher for win/place bets on the Met. He or she will also get a R3 000 clothing voucher and R3 000 in cash.

There are two runner-up prizes each comprising a R1 000 TAB betting voucher and R1 000 to place a win or place wager on a Met horse.



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