South Africa’s leading bookmakers Hollywoodbets have come to the aid of their customers who backed the disqualified favourite Showdown Kid in the opener at the Vaal on Tuesday.
After passing the post first, an objection by the clerk of scales saw the 11-10 favourite Showdown Kid disqualified as her rider weighed in under the carded scale as it appears that some of the dead-weight leadbags were inadvertently lost.
Showdown Kid carried the hopes of many punters and won the race with some ease.
“We believe that regardless of the lost weight, this horse would most likely have won and therefore we have decided to treat the result like a Hollywoodbets Objection and we will refund all single win bets on Showdown Kid. The affected accounts are currently being credited,” said Hollywoodbets spokesman, Dermot O’Connell.