Former AFL premiership star turns $50 into $200,000
Retired Western Bulldogs premiership star Tory Dickson has had a bit of luck with horses, as a part-owner of Group 1 winners-turned-stallions Merchant Navy and Super Seth.
But Dickson toasted another turf success story on Saturday, with the last winner at Bendigo gifting the former goalsneak a $200,000 windfall — courtesy of a $50 seven-leg racing multi.
Dickson’s friend, racehorse trainer Michael Kent Jr, who prepared Fighting Harada at Bendigo, shed some light on the monster collect.
“A little shout out to my good friend Tory Dickson,” Kent Jr, who trains in partnership with Mick Price, said.
Tory Dickson in action for the Western Bulldogs. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Dodge
“He had a seven-leg multi today and I think he won about $200,000 on this horse by getting up.
“A bit of pressure on me … he owes me!”
If not already, suspect Kent Jr will be offering good luck charm Dickson a share in either of the Merchant Navy yearling colts the stable has currently for sale.
Dickson retired last year after 114 games and 181 goals for the Bulldogs.
His seven-year career included a 2014 VFL flag and the 2016 AFL premiership.
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