$101 Offered About Odds-On Meadows Winner

A calamity of errors have left bookmakers reeling after the opening event at The Meadows on Wednesday morning won by Loxton Bale.

Adam Dobbin

22 September 2021

A calamity of errors have left bookmakers reeling after the opening event at The Meadows on Wednesday morning.

What should have been a nondescript maiden race to launch the program proved anything but after Loxton Bale won the four-dog contest by an ever widening 10 ¼ lengths.

Tab.com.au opened up the fashionably bred debutant at $101 on race morning before firming all the way into $1.70 at jump time.

The initial opening price was your worst case of “keystroke error” and was only exacerbated by the fact fellow bookmakers joined in on the action by offering up the exorbitant prices also.

And it wasn’t just $101 and $71 available to punters with $41, $26 and so on also freely available for the heavily supported first starter.



Early indications suggest at least a six-figure sum has left bookies’ coffers in a fillip for watchful, keen-eyed punters that snapped up the mistaken price.

“It’s not often you see a dog or horse who opens at $71 account for around 85% of the total hold on a race, but that was the case with Loxton Bale,” TAB’s Brad Bishop said.

 “We didn’t hold any massive bets at the huge prices, but even those who got involved at $9.50, $7.50 and $6.50 would have been on pretty good terms with themselves when the dog started odds-on and saluted like an odds-on favourite should.”

Generally when punters secure luxurious overs – by either good fortune or mistake – it’s a hard ride but that wasn’t the case with Loxton Bale which made it an easy watch for punters.

Winning just like an odds-on favourite should.