Madden and Customers: How Master of Hamburg Place Settled Argument between Purchasers of His Colts, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-02


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MADDEN AND CUSTOMERS How Master of Hamburg Place Settled Argument Between Purchasers of His Colts. NEW YORK, N. Y., September 1. A few days ago at luncheon in the Saratoga clubhouse an argument developed between two purchasers of Madden two-year-olds. Something like this it went: "I tell you Madden said the colt I bought was the best of the lot. That is why I gave him his price." "Dont be silly. John told me the colt I bought could beat your youngster five lengths every time they worked out." "You should know youre stuck. Didnt my colt beat yours the other day." "Yes, you did beat me, but Madden said my jockey didnt ride the horse energetically enough." The discussion grew more heated until some of the onlookers, in the interest of the place, suggested that the two carry their argument t j Madden and find out from him which colt was best. They found Madden in earnest conversation with the Jones brothers, Frank Taylor and John Hart. Calling him aside the two buyers put it up to the master of Hamburg Place. They explained that they had arranged a wager between themselves to be decided by a match race between the two youngsters and each offered to let Madden in on his end of the side bet. Madden did not allow the situation to bother him to any extent. He placed an arm about each of his customers and, walking off with them, remarked, "Gentlemen, if you have matched the two colts I sold you I would bet that the result will be a dead heat."

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