Mike Dwyers Greatest Plunge, Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-21


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MIKE BWYER3 GREATEST PLUNGE. Tiie l-:g wag* rs of Mike Dwyer, when he and his brother Phil campaigned one of the best stables ever -■■■n on tbe American turf, have frequently been the subject for lively turf discussion, but "Doc" Str I is authority for tin- story bar 40,000 is the largest amount of monej that Mike Dwyer ever wagered mi i ace. As Street! tells [he story, the Dwyer-; had Jim- Cotton in tin- Average Stake at Slieepshe il Lav ta the nil ot 18S7 and the only one opposing him was Blnette, a mare thai was racing under the silks ot the Mali, so Stable. Without knowing the mice about Joe Cotton, Mil. i ■! ■ i mi ii- si. nor t . i,t t s:..MK on his horse. He gave another commist oner a like order. Both decided that tie plunget wanted to win $:i.immi and When they found that there was a scant i to i to bo obtained they pi reeded !■■ carry out the commie si ■■•!. With the fluctuations in Hi" adds they each were able to obtain s:,.ikm to 0,000 for the wagets. Joe lot;, ,n went to ; lie post with 1 to 7 the best price that could be had about him. Joe Cotton won. but he bad none too much to spare am! ho bad to break the existing record for a mile and three-sixteenths to beat the mare, it was tin- biggest Dwyer wager and it was :, mistake. What was intended was thai si;.Hnj be bet.— New York Telegraph.

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