Hey guys,
Just thought I would start this thread for anyone wanting to share hard luck stories on the punt . I know that the majority of you would have been close to getting a big win at some stage, or even quite often, only to have something not go your way, and miss out on a big collect.
It's definitely not an easy thing to take, and if you are like me, when you just miss out, you get quite annoyed with yourself, and question why you didn't do things differently, and wonder who's cat you ran over to make the Punting Gods hate you so much !
I am an emotional punter, which I KNOW isn't a good thing, but hey, that's just me . I tend to take it personally when things go against me, then in my anger/ wrong frame of mind, make more worse punting decisions, or chase my losses . Of course, this rarely works to my advantage, and I just end up getting more frustrated ! It seems a lot more people on here are more methodical with their betting, and don't let losses cloud their judgement, but as much as I try to be that way, it just doesn't happen.
I am not a big punter by any means, and definitely am not as skilled or well rounded as most people on here, but the losses still hurt, especially the close calls, where I feel bad luck plays it's part much too often .
I am by no means superstitious , but I do believe there are lucky people and unlucky people , and I certainly fall into the latter category .
Anyway , I will start the thread off with my most recent hard luck story :
Last weekend I decided to have a few multi bets , incorporating the Rugby League Test Match, AFL, and some horse races (for the place only).
I had about 12 different multis, with varying combinations of the sports/races listed above : with some of them I left out a couple of the race place bets, and a few of them were flipper bets because I thought a couple of the AFL games could go either way .
Listed below is the one that hurt the most, because it was worth the most, but there were also a few worth a total of approx. $350 that I just missed out on as well ( thanks to The Adelaide Crows )

Lose
02/05/14
12:51 Multibet Multibet (15 folds) 02/05/14 $2147.06 $2.00 -
Win 3,4,6,15
Horses - Aus/NZ
Wagga R7 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup
Win or Place
4. Beyond Thankful
@ $2.25 (Place)
Date: 02/05/2014 16:15
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
Carlton v Collingwood
Head to Head
Collingwood
@ $1.28 (Win)
Date: 02/05/2014 19:50
Full Results >
Win
Rugby League - International Matches
Australia v New Zealand
Head To Head
Australia
@ $1.07 (Win)
Date: 02/05/2014 20:05
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
Hawthorn v St Kilda
Head to Head
Hawthorn
@ $1.04 (Win)
Date: 03/05/2014 13:45
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
Greater Western Sydney v Port Adelaide
Head to Head
Port Adelaide
@ $1.07 (Win)
Date: 03/05/2014 14:10
Full Results >
Win 8,9,3,1
Horses - Aus/NZ
Morphettville R6 Sportingbet.com.au Stakes
Win or Place
8. Miracles Of Life
@ $1.35 (Place)
Date: 03/05/2014 14:54
Full Results >
Win 10,5,1,6
Horses - Aus/NZ
Gold Coast R7 Wimmers A.d. Hollindale Stakes
Win or Place
5. Mr O'ceirin
@ $3.30 (Place)
Date: 03/05/2014 15:50
Full Results >
Lose 5,15,1,10
Horses - Aus/NZ
Hawkesbury R7 Blacktown Workers H'bury Gneas
Win or Place
10. Spy Decoder
@ $2.70 (Place)
Date: 03/05/2014 16:00
Full Results >
Win 3,16,2,1
Horses - Aus/NZ
Morphettville R8 Sportingbet.com.au South Aus Derby
Win or Place
2. Best Case
@ $3.90 (Place)
Date: 03/05/2014 16:10
Full Results >
Lose
Australian Rules - AFL
Adelaide v Melbourne
Head to Head
Adelaide
@ $1.07 (Win)
Date: 03/05/2014 16:40
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
Essendon v Western Bulldogs
Head to Head
Essendon
@ $1.33 (Win)
Date: 03/05/2014 19:40
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
Brisbane v Sydney
Head to Head
Sydney
@ $1.22 (Win)
Date: 03/05/2014 19:40
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
North Melbourne v Gold Coast
Head to Head
Gold Coast
@ $4.25 (Win)
Date: 04/05/2014 13:10
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
Geelong v Richmond
Head to Head
Geelong
@ $1.19 (Win)
Date: 04/05/2014 15:20
Full Results >
Win
Australian Rules - AFL
West Coast v Fremantle
Head to Head
Fremantle
@ $1.52 (Win)
Date: 04/05/2014 16:40
Full Results >

ID: O/0287304/0007684/D
Bet Type: Multibet
Price: $2147.06
Stake per lines: $2.00
Number of lines: 1
Total Stake: $2.00