Immense Bets on Epsom Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-02


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IMMENSE BETS ON EPSOM DERBY. The sums which modern plungers are said to win on turf events sink into modesty when compared with some winnings, which have been gathered in by betters 011 the English Derby. Sir Joseph Hawley on three occasions won from 50,000 to 00,000. viz: On Teddington in 1851. Musjid in 1880 and Beadsman in 1858. He would have won as much on Blue Gown in 1809 had ho not hedged. The largest sum ever taken by one man on the Derby is said by Bailys Magazine to have gone to Mr. Naylor on Marcaroni in 1S03, but the amount is not stated. Mr. Chaplin won a larger amount on Hermit in 1807, but did not get half of it. Mr. Merry was said to have won 00,000 on Thormunby. but the real amount was 50.0111. The half-length by which the Irish colt Barbarian was beaten by Daniel ORourke in 1S52 made a difference of 50,000 to bookmaker Davies. He lost 50,000 on the Epsom week when West Australian won the Derby. The largest amount that was ever stood on one horse was by Mr. Jac |ues and his confederate. This was on Mildew, wliieh was backed to win ,350,000 in the Derby won by Voltigeur. No liookmakor has won the Derby abate Carae-tacus carried it off in 1S62. He was ridden by a stable lad, and was the property of Charles Suew-ing.

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