Maiden Winner A 300-1 Record Breaker

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He Knows No Fear and connections after winning at 300-1 | racingfotos.com

He Knows No Fear (Ire) (Mourayan {Ire}) became the longest-priced winner in Irish racing history when winning a Leopardstown maiden on Thursday at 300-1. The previous mark was established in 2017 by Killahara Castle (Ire) (Vertical Speed {Fr}), a 200-1 winner.

He Knows No Fear was bred and is owned and trained by Luke Comer-who also owns the sire–and was ridden on Thursday by Chris Hayes. The 3-year-old colt was making his second start after beating two of 14 home in a Limerick maiden on July 17 after missing the start. He had been 250-1 on that occasion.

“We had a few quid on him each-way in Limerick but he broke so badly and was left in the stalls that day so we didn't really know,” said Comer's assistant Jim Gorman. “All our horses have been running well in the last few weeks and knocking on the door without winning, so it's just great to get a winner. Today was a learning curve for us with him, so we'll see what the handicapper does and see where we go from there. He's a work in progress and is going to improve, because he was a bit green.”

William Hill took 86 bets on He Knows No Fear, with the largest payday coming from a £15 each-way bet that paid £5,400. Almost 100 bettors backed the horse through Paddy Power.

“We have been astonished that so many punters managed to pick a winner at 300-1,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “It is an astonishing feat and one that may not occur again in my lifetime.”

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