Unlucky punter paid out in fake notes
One unlucky racegoer thought she had started Ladies Day on a high when she won £160 with her first bet of the day — only to be paid out with fake notes.
Kay Frost, pictured, from Cheltenham, put a £5 each way bet on outsider Kayf Aramis in the second race of the day as it was the one who most resembled her name.
When she watched her horse win the race she ran to collect her winnings and headed to the bar for a round of drinks.
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“I was jumping for joy,” she said. “I collected my money but when I went to the bar they rejected my £20 note, saying it was fake.
“The barman also rejected the second one and it was only the third one that was okay.”
The fake notes were immediately confiscated, leaving Kay £40 out of pocket.
The 26-year-old, who works as a financial analyst, said: “I couldn’t believe it. I won and lost in a matter of minutes.”
Kay said when she went back to the bookmaker they initially refused to replace the money.
It was only when her boyfriend, Stephen Zasikowski, waded in that she eventually got her cash refunded.
Stephen, 28, said: “They didn’t want to give her the money back but when I insisted they finally changed their minds.
“I didn’t have a successful day on the betting. I think I was about £200 down but Kay had a lucky streak – I think she is about £200 up.”
Police said two instances of people with fake bank notes had been reported and are warning people to check their winnings carefully.
No incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported as the crowd enjoyed the third day of racing at the Prestbury Park circuit.
Dave Sinclair, 37, had travelled all the way from Aberdeen for the racing — along with two friends dressed in traditional Scottish kilts.
The trio enjoyed a drink of the black stuff in the Guinness village on the day organisers said the millionth pint since the Festival began was poured.
Dave said: “We have been having a great time and have come in different outfits every day. On Friday we will be here in Top Gun-style fancy dress.”
The weather for Gold Cup Day today is expected to be fine and could see temperatures reach 14 or 15 degrees.