What "Sol's" Joke Cost Him., Daily Racing Form, 1898-09-04


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AVHAT AHA aOiS Daoism JOKE COST HIM Tommy Shannon who was known to fame a few years ago as the boy bookmaker has been a pretty close follower of Jockey Tod Todd Sloan during the past few months and his faith in that young man has added considerably to his bank account accountMr account Mr Shannon has not only bet on Sloans Slogans mounts but follows him in other ways For in ¬ stance when Mr Sloan turns up his trousers Mr Shannon follows suit Mr Shannon no longer inquires what the odds are on a horse which he fancies but instead asks whats hats about so and so He borrowed the expression from Sydney Paget Page and Tod Todd Sloan and con ¬ siders sliders that it must be all right Its English at any rate All of which reminds me of a little conversation which occurred in the betting ring at Sheepshead Shepherd Bay the other day dayMr day Mr Shannon went into the ring with 1700 to place on Damien at the prevailing odds He intended to scatter it about the ring Sol Lichtenstein Liechtenstein was the first bookmaker he en ¬ countered counteredWhats countered Whats Hats about Damien asked Shannon ShannonWhats Shannon Whats Hats about Damien repeated Lichten Lichen ¬ stein Why I reckon theres Theresa a couple of darkeys darkest about him just now getting him ready for the race raceAnd Riceland And Mr Lichteustein Liechtenstein laughed The joke was on Shannon pointWell pointedly up to this point Well Mr Funnyman said Mr Shannon what odds are you laying against Damien DamienThree Damien Three to one said Mr Lichtenstein Liechtenstein LichtensteinJust Liechtenstein Just give me 1700 worth of that said Mr Shannon ShannonAnd Shannon And after he cashed in 6800 Shannon re ¬ marked markedIf marked If Sol hadnt hadn't kidded me Id have bot boot most of the money with other bo kmakers makers Morn ¬ ing King Telegraph

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