Another Stable For "Show" MManus., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-21


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ANOTHER STABLE FOR SHOW MMANUS 1 When Short Cut a colt by Nasturtium Haste graduated from the maiden twoyearold class at Brighton Beach Friday last his owner James Mc Manus received congratulations as he walked away from the stewards stand Several years ago Me Manns was a street car conductor In California He became Infatuated with the racing game and be ¬ ginning with dollar bets in poolrooms he soon cut out the business of ringing up fares and branched out as a race track regular McManus became noted as a show player on the California tracks That is to say he played horses exclusively to show taking aucli prices as 1 to 4 lto 5 and even 1 to 10 for his wagers He made combination show wagers both at the tracks and in the pool ¬ rooms and had such remarkable success at one pe ¬ riod that he cashed fortysix consecutive bets betsHe He won more than 100000 playing the races in this manner and then decided to become an owner Ho bought a stable in which there was a horse named Lord Marmlou and one day he started the latter at Ingleside The horse was supposed to have the race at his mercy and was quoted at 1 to 3 In order to make it sure McManns took 1 to 6 a place and wagered thousands of dollars on that proposition Lord Marmlon however was nowhere and McManus received such a scorching that he lost no time in selling his horses Ue has been playing the races however with much success since then and is now getting another stable together He had Short Cut in a soft spot and while he did not bet at the track to amount to anything if at all he is said to have loaded up the poolrooms with a series of heavy commissions commissionsShort Short Cut won by a wide margin and McManns told his friends before the race that they could go as far as they liked

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