Some Eccentric Betting Incidents, Daily Racing Form, 1914-01-29


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SOME ECCENTRIC BETTING INCIDENTS. Mr. John Ilaynes, a well-known bookmaker in Tattersalls. lias in the past made some peculiar bets while horses have been running. At Warwick some little time ago lie offered ?500 to a cigarette against a horse, which was accepted, and he thou tendered a further 00 to a match against the same animal, which ran unplaced. On several other occasions lie has laid $."00 to a shiliiifg against a horse, but had never had to pay. At Hurst Park. January 10. however, he tendered these odds against Form, which proved successful, and the bet was promptly settled on the snot, amidst loud cheering. The fortunate punter afterwards regaled some of the onlookers of the- transaction with 5 worth of champagne. Speaking of "freak" bets, it may lie stated Unit when Blink Bonny beat Black Tommy by a neck in the Perbv. a Iwokmakor laid Mr. Drinkald. the owner of the latter. 00,000 to a suit of clothes, hat, boots and Malacca cane against his horse, which started at 200 to 1 against. Iindon Sporting Life.

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