One Way to Trick Work Watchers, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-23


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j j : i ; : I 1 ONE WAY TO TRICK WORK WATCHERS i j These are the busiest days of the year for the 1 touts and horse watchers who haunt the neighborhood of all training; grounds, but especially that ! "seminary of ; ihlquirj iiud ill manners," Xew-; market Heath. They are regarded with much malevolence by most owners ami -trainers, who devise various ex-j pedientd for eluding their vigilance. One of the most effective of these devices was adopted by the late Duke of Beaufort, who desired, in the palmy days of Danebury, to briug off a trial which should be unattended by horse watchers. With thif? view he invited the whole community of local touts to a repast at the Grovenor Arms, Stockbridge. Xow touts, by reason of their early rising and healthy, open air life, possess larger appetites than any class of mankind except office boys, so the ducal invitation was accepted with alacrity. AVhen all the company had assembled the doors of the dining room were locked and the trial came off on the hill above, without the presence of any undesirable spectator. London Tit-Bits.

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