LAUREL -- Andrew Beyer, who writes racing and gambling columns for The Washington Post, invested $1,300 at Laurel Race Course yesterday and collected a Double Triple payoff that was listed at $195,070.
His selection of the 6-9-10 combination represented the only winning Double Triple ticket. By the time the track had deducted 20 percent for taxes and he had paid off 1 percent to friends who bought in with a $13 investment, Beyer had about $156,000 profit.
It was the largest payoff for Beyer in the several times he has won the Double Triple. It's an exotic bet that requires the bettor to pick the 1-2-3 finish correctly in one race, then trade that ticket for another with the correct 1-2-3 finish of another race.