Kypreos’ win was a popular result for many punters on Thursday at the Kembla Grange Racecourse in
Wollongong, New South Wales.
Punters of Greek and Cypriot descent were cheering loudly across the eastern seaboard after Kypreos pulled off the big betting move, said TAB’s media manager Andrew Georgiou.
The John O’Shea-trained galloper raced away with the Darren Flindell Handicap (2000 metres) at the South Coast track, returning $3.20 for the win. Kypreos had been a much bigger price when markets opened two days ago, with TAB going up $8 about the Son of Adelaide.
The five-year-old ridden by Tom Berry, provided a bit of joy to the many punters visiting the recently re-opened pubs, clubs and hotels in NSW.
“We had many punters of Hellenic descent that had a little bet on Kypreos today,” Mr Georgiou said.
“What’s more pleasing was the fact that venues which have TAB outlets inside them, like Hurlstone Park RSL and Souths Sydney Juniors, all recorded winning tickets from the race and those two clubs are located in Greek and Cypriot heartland.
“It was a good old-fashioned plunge – just like the old days when many Greeks and Cypriots would head to the track and try and back a winner,” Mr Georgiou said
It was the third win for Kypreos who is owned by William and Angelis Vasili.