A $75 Horse Bet Turns into a $1.5 Million Payoff

A cool story of Conor Murphy, a man who used to shovel manure for a living but got lucky with a bet, and now owns his own ranch:

Mr. Murphy, 29, knew his horses well. He was able to tell which ones were on their toes and which ones needed a little more care. He also knew his way around a betting window. On a hunch, he bet $75 on five of his favorites. It was the sort of desperate stab that only a man who loves horses would make.