Humor of the Race Track, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-19


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HUMOR OF THE RACE TRACK Piraeus won his fourth successive race at Stockton on Wednesday, August 20, and this reminds one of an amusing and true story of the reason given by a certain lady for not backing him at Catterich Bridge. Asked why she had not done so after receiving a strong tip in his favor, she replied: "I felt I could not back him because he has such a horrible name!" "Horrible name! AVhat do you mean?" queried her friend. "Why, its the same name as that which dentists talk, about when, they want to pull out your teeth!"- London Sportsman. Perkins: "I cant make out why I, who am so lucky at cards, should bo so infernally unlucky backing horses." ,,i Thomson: "Oh, you forget, old thing, you are not allowed to shuffle the horses!" English Saturday Journal. It was a Goodwood. England, judge who once had an experience probably unique in the history of racing. The day was blazing hot. A couplr of sheep on a hillside a half mile away caught his attention. He kept bis eyes on them lazily. The next he knew was that someone was shouting in his ear: "Look!" mid. the heavy hand of the shouter, a policeman fell on his shoulder. He looked just in time. AVittiin two seconds the winner had flashed past. The judge did not tell the story until, after lidjj -retirement, and saw that the policeman kept quiet, too. "Now, if there is anything you want explained, just ask me," said he at the race meeting. "I suppose some things are. meaningless to youV" "Everything Ive seen and heard so far is meaningless," said the girl. "Some of the things are positively silly." "For instance;" "Why do they call the seats the stands?"

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