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DEALING WITH THE DERBY FAVORITE.

If the cable- liar of the day lies is to be believed, things are only so-so on the. English turf. According to this niodern-day Munchausen, the English bookmakers v? g vq taking liberties with J. B. Joel's horse Sun; star, who ' Was favorite 'nor the English Derby.. .Instead of demanding odds Von." the odds merchants were laying odds "against" Sunstar, and they thus created an impression that "they knew something." This unusual liberality on the part of 1 the pawnshop-price brigade had caused consternation m the minds >■ of the backers of Sunstar. m general, and Joel m particular. Anticipating an attempt to deal -with Sunstav m a physical sense, J.B. J. had his staibles surrounded with an armed guard, while the slumbers of Sunstar were carefully watched over by trusted employees. From this cabled account of the position, it. would appear that J:B.J. has not an exalted opinion of the morality of the members of the English betting ring. The bookmakers, , on their part, are saying things about J.B. J. that leave a nasty taste m the mouth of those that are neither fielders nor horse owners. As a further measure of precaution, Joel reneged on the list of English jockeys', and engaged G. Stern, the French jockey, to ride Sunstar m the Derby. Whether there was a jokr? being centred around Sunstar, and who was m it, 'probably the future will disclose. At present, all that is clear is that racing m dear Hold England is just as smellful as elsewhere.

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DEALING WITH THE DERBY FAVORITE., NZ Truth, Issue 312, 17 June 1911

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DEALING WITH THE DERBY FAVORITE. NZ Truth, Issue 312, 17 June 1911

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