MANCHESTER, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- This Saturday's totescoop6 will see the biggest ever betting prize offered on a British racecourse when the pools are expected to exceed £15m.
The six races that make up this momentous bet have been split between Catterick, Goodwood and Haydock.
The win fund currently stands at £6,874,345 having evaded punters for 12 weeks, whilst the bonus pot is worth £3,824,712 after rolling over for the best part of nine months.
The bet's organisers totepool are predicting £10m will be staked by punters by the time the first leg goes off at 2:05, which would see the win fund hit £10m and the bonus surpass £5m.
Thousands of first time players are expected to throw their hat into the ring after the Scoop6 drew nationwide attention when £8 Ladbrokes punter Joe McGuire narrowly missed out on a £6.8m payout in a gripping final leg at Thirsk last weekend.
Joe will be in attendance at Haydock as a guest of Betfred boss Fred Done, who has generously offered him a free £1000 crack at this weekend's Scoop6.
With such a vast amount of money up for grabs there is a genuine chance tomorrow's Scoop6 could create the biggest winner in British betting history. The existing record holder is Stuart Boland, who pocketed a whopping £1,132,657 in a Betfred shop on the Scoop6 in November 2004.
Betfred boss Fred Done said: "When I first bought the Tote these were the days I was dreaming of - a bet that could capture the attention of the whole country and not just the racing world.
"The bet is now bigger than the National Lottery and a real life changing sum, it's the reason the bet was first introduced. I want the Scoop6 to make millionaires."
totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths added: "It promises to be a spectacular day not only for punters, but for racing as a whole.
"The build-up has had a Grand National feel to it and we expect many first time players will make a beeline for their local betting shop to place their £2 bet tomorrow morning.
"We're all hoping for a fairytale ending, which would see us create the biggest winner in British betting history."
Betfred currently offer 2/5 that the Scoop6 will finally be won and 7/4 that it rolls over once again.
The totejackpot is at Haydock on Saturday, while the totetrifecta rollover race will be the Betfred Mobile Casino Silver Bowl Stakes (3:45 Haydock).
24th May totescoop6 win fund to be won - Betfred bet: 2/5 Yes, 7/4 No.
totescoop6 races - 24/05/2014
Leg 1: 2:05 Haydock
Leg 2: 2:50 Catterick
Leg 3: 2:55 Goodwood
Leg 4: 3:10 Haydock
Leg 5: 3:25 Catterick
Leg 6: 3:45 Haydock
totescoop6 rollovers - 24/05/2014
totejackpot - 24/05/2014
totetrifecta rollover race - 24/05/2014
totejackpot - 25/05/2014
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