00,000 To 0,000 In One Bet, Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-31


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900000 TO 30000 IN ONE BET Betting in England is much more widely diffused than ever it was though the huge wagers which marked what is called the Hastings era arc now ¬ adays unknown I lately came upon a copy of a letter from one of the most famous racing men of the previous generation Captain Muchell He had been questioned by a friend on the subject and wrote in reply dating from Newmarket September 1874 In answer to your letter the Duke of Hamilton made the bet of 900000 to 30000 against Hermit for the Derby with me It was off some weeks afterward Mr Chaplin had a large bet with Lord Hastings but I do not remember the amount Yours very truly J O Machell A E F AVatson in Badminton Magazine

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