$114,000 DOWN, WINS HALF A MILLION
He may have been 83, "totally blind" and confined to a motorised walking frame, but nothing was going to stop Allan Inglis from placing a bet on his father horse.
A $114,ooo bet, in cash, at the local racecourse.
A veteran of World War II, Allan knew exactly the horse he wanted to back, Racing To Win, but when he whirred up to the tote desk, the woman serving didn't take him seriously, at first.
Once the plastic folder full of cash was counted up, the bet was on and half an hour later Allan was being handed a cheque for $509,600.
"I'm 83 years old and doing bugger all except trying to stay alive," Allan told the Sydney Morning Herald.
But it's not his largest gambling win, or so he claims."I've won more playing boule."