WILTSHIRE trainer Alan King had a special visitor to his Barbury Castle yard yesterday when he welcomed a wheelie bin cleaner who picked up £1,342,559 following Chatez’ win at Haydock on Saturday.
Craig Brazier became one of Britain's biggest ever individual betting shop winners when King’s horse claimed the final leg of six at Haydock on Saturday, making him one of eight winners to share the Scoop6 jackpot for just a £2 stake.
Brazier, from Mansfield, is now in line to play for a further £5,481,763 in the bonus race this weekend having already won £1million than the lifetime earnings of he and his partner Tracy to date.
Brazier yesterday was able to meet King and the horse which won him his fortune and revealed he may well spend some of his money on a horse, which he would love King to train.
“I started bin cleaning in 1996 and I will carry on cleaning wheelie bins as I do it part-time four days a week and enjoy the job,” he said.
“I've been doing a 50p each-way Lucky 15 on four horses on a Saturday for years, but have only done the Scoop6 three times - the week before this I got four winners.
“But after I bought my fishing bait on Saturday I had £2 left and had another go - it's the best two quid I have ever spent.
“I was fishing on Sunday after the win, but I finished last as I'd netted my big win the day before and caught some sleep on the bank.
“I could not breathe when I realised I won the money - I was jumping round the living room and dropped to my knees in shock when it won.
“Tracy was dozing off on the sofa and even though I was into the last leg with five winners already she said, 'You're not lucky enough to win that'.
“I put the race on the big TV and I woke her up watching the last race screaming, 'He's won it”.
“I just love being given the opportunity to pat the horse that made me a millionaire and my daughters want me to give him a J2O as he'd need it after his run.
“I am now looking into owning a horse with Alan King - who was my favourite trainer even before this happened.”