Vast Sums In Derby Sweeps: Calcutta Pool of 1921 Gathered 58,000--They Follow the British Flag., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-21


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VAST SUMS IN DERBY SWEEPS Calcutta Pool of 1921 Gathered 458000 They Follow the British Flag Sweepstakes about tlic English Derby have grown to enormous proportions and popularity wherever the British flag lies The famous Calcutta India pool tliis year was 458000 In volume Captain Alvin Jones of the Union Castle Steamship Line In London drew Humorist for 280 and won 260000 He knew nothing of racing and fraught one of the tickets assigned to the officials of the line which is in the Oriental trade tradeThere There were Derby sweeps in Hong Kong China 75000 Shanghai China 75000 Ceylon India 50000 and several in Australia and New Zealand which gather over 100000 in their pools The June 1 Derby was more than remarkable for Its worldwide sweeps sweepsIn In England there were few great business organi ¬ zations and even fewer clubs in which sweeps were not organized organizedOne One of the large London sweeps was that of the Stock Exchange in which fifteen thousand 5 tick ¬ ets were sold It vas termed official officialThe The first prize In the official sweep was 40 000 and the winning ticket for this number 7409 was one of twentyfive bought by Lionel Walter of Chandler Co stock brokers who passed it on to a friend friendAn An interesting story attaches to the second prize of 15000 Craig an Eran was drawn by Mr Jen ¬ nings an authorized clerk employed by Lionel Har ¬ ris Co He shared his chance with Mr Medwell of Hie same office and the two laid bets against their horse winning with the result that they won both ways The third prize of 7500 was credited to a Mr Nye NyeOther Other sweeps in the London district of England were Automobile Club 5 won by R B Tuke and worth 15000 second 5000 A Swengler third 1 L Davy 2500 2500The The two London men who drew Leigliton in the Baltic and Stock Exchange Sweepstakes were shrewd The horse was beaten and J W Taylor housekeeper at the Baltic sold his chance for 5000 and the member of the Stock Exchange passed on his ticket to a bookmaker for 7500

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