WHEN American Pharaoh won the third leg of the 2015 Triple Crown at Belmont Park, more than 94,000 gamblers placed $2 win bets on him to win, and more than 90,000 of them left their winning tickets uncashed.
A large proportion of New York bettors kept the tickets as a souvenir of the historic day. More than a year later, reports have it that over 60,000 AP tickets remain uncashed. And these are bets taken on-course only.
Casino.org reports that there is a good market for American Pharaoh tickets on E-bay, the going rate fluctuating between $20 and $24, well above face value representing a 550 percent increase in value.
One enterprising eBay user is selling winning tickets on American Pharaoh from the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes as a package for $300.