Prison for Betting Fraud: Son of Noted English Turfman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Bookmakers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-11


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PRISON FOR BETTING FRAUD . I Son of Noted English Turfman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Bookmakers. LONDON. Kngland. March 8.— Capt. Owens Peel. son of Major and Mrs. Hugh Peel, who raced | Ioethlyn. the champion steeplechaser of 1JI1S and i tgltJ, in which years he won the Gatwick Substitute Grand National Steeplechase and real .iumping blue , riband at Liverpool, will be sent to prison for betting fraud. Tuesday at Old Bailey, tkc criminal court, ho pleaded guilty to the charge of fraudulently obtaining money from forty-five bookmakers by means of falsely timed ahead telegrams after he knew the result. The bets were made from Avon Bassett, in Warwickshire. October 7. sa P. 6. Gilpins Paragon after he had wou the Duke of York Handicap at Kempton Park. Paragon was 12j to 1 in the betting and Peel was paid some 7.T 00 ou the transactions. Then some bookmakers complained to Hie posloffice and Hie government prosecuted after he had it turned his winnings. | Captain Peels wife. Violet Peel, daughter of Sir Robert Jardii.e. steward of the Jockey Club, a millionaire spoilsman, member of one of the most i prominent families in Kngland and of the great i China trading firm of Matheson, Jardine and Co.. pleaded not guilty. Captain Peel was held without bail. Mrs. Peel will be tried. i Captain Peel was a line soldier during the war. , served in the cavalry in France, aud is but twenty-six years old.

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