A To Z Index
Street Index
Message Board
Contact Us Donate to Us
Buildings
Censuses
Churches
Cookbook
Community
Conversions
Council
Directories
Downloads
Event Calendar
Farming
Fun & Games
Geology
Genealogy
History
Industry
Leisure
Maps
Occupations
Parks
Pubs & Clubs
Photo Gallery
Rishton Life
Services
Schools
Shops
Sports
Stories
Suburbs
Transport
Tourism
Walks
Waterways
Web Utilities
Video's

Website Information

Whats newWhat's new?

Why not try the "Interactive Map" of Rishton, move your mouse over the map and click on the hotspots to open the page.

Search This Website


powered by FreeFind

Today in Rishton..

Current Weather

Rishton, England, United Kingdom Weather Forecast Provided by Weathercity.com

Latest News Headlines

Currently Unavailable

For more news on Rishton use this link

Website Visitors

 

(See the web stats page in the utilities section of the site for previous visitors)

Since February 2009 -

free counters

AFTER five out of six horses romped home as winners lucky punter Stephen Wade calculated he had turned his 11.45 bet into about 800.

So he could not believe his ears when he was told by officials at Bradlows Racing, Rishton, that he had scooped more than 6,000!

It was the first time Stephen, of Fielding Street, Rishton, had placed a multiple "Black Jack" bet. The first horse he selected Fame Again did not win, but the following five - Shall We Go, Orchestra Stall, Portelet, Arabian Story and Hagweh won their races at Newcastle and Epsom.

He collected 6,112. If all six horses had won he would have picked up 35,000! He also paid the 95p tax. If he had not, the betting shop would have deducted 500 after the win.

"I watched the races with my wife Susan at home," said Stephen. "It was the first time I had done a bet like this. I fancied doing it just for a change.

"I picked the horses out of the paper just because I thought they had a good chance. We couldn't believe it when they started winning. We actually thought we had won about 800. And then I went to the shop and found it was 6,000. It was unbelievable."

Stephen says he has no plans for what to do with the money yet but is considering home improvements and perhaps a holiday.

Mike Platt, general manager of Bradlow's said: "You don't expect to win that sort of money on a small bet. It was a weary, rainy Bank Holiday, but every cloud has a silver lining."

References

Lancashire Evening Telegraph Thursday 29 August 1996.