The spring meeting of the Victoria Racing Club – The Cup Day, 1865, print from wood engraving by Samuel Calvert. State Library of Victoria:
One Queensland punter will turn $1 into $1 million if Johannes Vermeer wins Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.
After some sleepless nights and many hours crunching the form, the 34-year-old decided to put his faith in Irish stayer Johannes Vermeer.
“I was blown away to receive the call. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a million dollars,” Poole said.