Immense Bets on Epsom Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-07


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IMMENSE BETS ON EPSOM DERBY. Tin sunis which modern plungers are said to win on turf events sink into modesty when compared with some winnings which have been gathered in by bettors on the English Derby. Sir Joseph Hawley on three occasions won from 50,000 to O0.MKl, viz.: On Teddington In 1S.",1. MusJId In 1S59 ami Readsman in 1S5S. He would have won as much on Rlue Cown in ISO! had he not hedged. The largest sum ever taken by one man on the Derby Is said by Dailys Magazine to have gone to II r. Naylor on Macaroni iu 1st;::, but the amount Is not stated. Mr. Chaplin won a larger amount on Hermit iu 1SC7, but did not get half of it. Mr. Merry was said to have won .$".00,000 on Thor-niauby, but the real amount was 50,000. The half length by which tin; Irish colt Rarbarlan was beaten by Daniel ORourko in 1S52 made a difference of 50,000 to Rookmakcr Da vies. He lost 50,000 on the Epsom week when West Australian won the Derby. The largest amount that was ever slood on one horse was by Mr. Jacques and his confederate. This was on Mildew, who was backed to win ,350,000 In the Derby won by Voltigeiir. No bookmaker has won the Derby since Carac-tacus carried it oft in 1852. He was ridden by a Btable lad, and was the property of Charles Snowing.

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