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Everest Race-goer posts photo of $600 win, ignoring $9,300 net loss

One weekend punter took to social media to announce his $600 race win, despite the fact he was $9300 down.



A Sydney man has intentionally misled his Facebook friends by trying to suggest that he made money at Randwick Races on Saturday.

Nigel Dolton posted a photo of himself celebrating in a waistcoat after winning $600 on The Everest race.

“Winner winner, chicken dinner! Go Redzel you good thing. Easiest $600 I’ve ever made,” he wrote in a caption alongside the photo.

But an investigation by Double Bay Today has found the 46-year-old investment banker actually lost $9,300 for the day.

“He was giving everyone high fives all day, even though he was bleeding cash heavily,” says one bookmaker. “I saw him walk up to several attractive women and clench his fists as though he was winning.”

It’s understood Dolton was also generously buying drinks at a post race event.

“I’m in the money, I’m in the money,” he was heard singing.

Our reporters tried contacting Dolton for comment but he’s yet to return our calls.


This piece was originally published by Double Bay Today.

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