|Voler la Vedette (red jockey) in lead|
The winner, Voler La Vadette, was the 13-8 second favourite on-course and ran the race well always in contention and looked the obvious winner even before the final flight which it cleared to win easily.
Betfair allowed a punter to place a LAY at odds of 28-1, for a staggering £21,000,000+, of which £1,642,094 was matched.
The total lay bet had a liability of £600 million, and is clearly a hack, or a major system malfunction.
Betfair suspended the market in order to investigate, and then confirmed that in-running bets would be void, probably because the punter didn't have £50 million to pay the matched bets.
A statement posted on the Betfair forum read "An investigation has revealed that this was due to an obvious technical failure which allowed a customer to exceed their exposure limit. "