Some Eccentric Betting Incidents, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-15


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5 si 1 , f . , t , w SOME ECCENTRIC BETTING INCIDENTS Many peculiar bets have been made on the English turf. A well-known bookmaker named John Haynes once offered 00 to a cigarette against a horse, which was accepted, and then he tendered a fur- ther 8500 to a match against tlie same animal, which ran unplaced. On several other occasions lie laid 00 to a. shilling against n horse, but never had to pay. However, in 1914 at Hurst Park he tendered these odds against a horse named Form, which proved successful, and the let was promptly settled on the spot amidst loud cheering.

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