Mattress Mack added another bet loss to his pool after depositing the $2.6 million he bet on Epicenter to win the Kentucky Derby. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Just when it looked like Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale might get back into his winning ways, does he come along with +8000 hp at death to cost him millions in the Kentucky Derby.
ovary betting report He took it to Twitter with the photo of the beaming Houston businessman placing a $500,000 bet, one of several bets he made before Saturday’s classic horse race:
according to New York PostMcIngvale placed a $1.5 million bet on the +400 Epicenter favorite to win the Kentucky Derby just before the race began. In total, he had $2.6 million on the horse. He seemed to put his $12 million in winnings in the bank with Epicenter advancing in the final straight.
Out of nowhere came the +8000 long stroke of Rich Strike
This, however, is the Mattress Mack we’re talking about. Almost out of nowhere came the Rich Strike +8000 long shot, charge rail to beat the favorite by three-quarters of the length.
“I thought I was at home,” said the furniture tycoon defeatingly. Las Vegas magazine review.
Mrs. Luck is running a Mac
The massive $2.6 million loss puts an end to McIngvale’s short winning streak after he backed the right team to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in April.
Video clip BR bet Shared on Twitter after defeating Epicenter shows McIngvale wearing a very different face than the one he wore when applying his paste:
No wonder McIngvale looked like he had swallowed a wasp. Not only did Rich Strike have the longest odds of all the other 20 horses, but the chestnut colt reached the Kentucky Derby after another horse had to pull out at the last minute.
Mac’s bad shape is back
Saturday’s loss means McIngvale’s winning streak for one is over. Since early 2022, the popular sportsbook has lost a total of $20.2 million, including losing bets in the Super Bowl and the College Football Championship.
After the Saturday Kentucky Derby, McIngvale headed down Bad Memory Lane, telling LVR-J nature of loss Remind him of “punch the gut of Bengals Rams.”
Mac often uses his high-profile sports betting dramas to offset the peril of giveaway shows at his store, Gallery Furniture. Normally, if a McIngvale bet wins, he will return any customer who bought a $3,000 mattress or chair.