The Sportsman's pilot and betting house guide, ed. by Iron-mask

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Iron-mask (pseud)
1850

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Página 3 - I am very well versed in the theory of a husband, or a father, and can discern the errors in the economy, business, and diversion of others, better than those who are engaged in them ; as standers-by discover blots which are apt to escape those who are in the game.
Página 347 - C, to put an equal sum each into a hat; C, who is the handicapper, makes a match for A and B, who, when they have perused it, put their hands into their pockets, and draw them out closed ; then they open them together, and if both have money in their hands, the match is confirmed : if neither have money, it is no match. In both cases the handicapper draws all the money out of the hat; but if one has money in his hand, and the other none, then it is no match : and he that has money in his hand is...
Página 270 - The SCURRY STAKES of 5 sovs. each, with 20 added, for horses of all denominations (winners previous to starting excepted); 12st.
Página 51 - Plate Course. — The horses start at the Charlton Down to the north-west of the Stand, run over to the east of the Clump, go...
Página 51 - Course is exactly a mile and a half, and somewhat in the form of a horse-shoe ; the first three-quarters of a mile may be considered as straight running, the bend in the course being very trifling, and the width very great ; the next quarter of a mile is in a gradual turn ; and the last half-mile straight. The first half-mile is on the ascent, the next third of a mile level, and the...
Página 49 - ... called the Old Mile, is up hill the greater part of the way. The Swinley Course is the last mile and a half of the above. The New Course is one mile and five furlongs.
Página 1 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Página 51 - The last half mile is straight, with a slight ascent and good coming in. The New Course is round, and nearly level of 1 mile, and the Three mile Course ie formed out of the New and Old Course...
Página 106 - F 21b. ; mile and a half. The owner of the second to receive 100 sovs. out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 100 sovs. towards the expenses of the course.
Página 378 - Sst. 21b., which never won before the time of closing this stake ; horses which have started twice before the time of closing this stake allowed 41b., thrice or more 61h.

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