It is monstrous to see high-bred and high born gentlemen of honoured names and families, themselves marching through the world with their heads in the air, all honourable men, living in the best, the greatest and most refined society, mixed up in schemes, which are neither more or less than a system of plunder. Wood, a respectable Epsom corn-chandler, was in reality a four-year-old named Maccabeus. With Lord George Bentinck unravelling their plot and successfully pursuing the villains to the Court room. Racing in its present form could not have survived without betting, therefore, the positive move that started an avalanche of reformation after the nadir of the Derby, given time, allowed owners and breeders to plan for the future and encouraged the general public to follow their sport with a degree of confidence.
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Prophetically, on the Monday of Derby week in , a notice from the Police Superintendent of Scotland Yard was circulated amongst the proprietors of the gaming marquees and betting-houses being hastily erected on Epsom Downs. It stated:. The Government then tried to enforce dual standards on who could or could not bet.
But in spite of the Governments heavy-handed judgment, betting continued at all levels. Said quickly, it might sound attractive, but only if the odds were to average less than a piece!
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One of the most popular forms of betting at this time was the big-race sweepstake and the Derby Sweep was the most popular. These sweeps could be found in almost every town in Britain with pubs and clubs the most popular venues. Due to the reforming elements of the new administration, from the mid th century to the opening of betting shops in , the only lawful way to bet on horseracing was either to attend the track or to possess a credit account with a licensed bookmaker. Racecards were very basic, printed in black and white and showed only the early declarations, making it necessary to cross out, sometimes a third of the runners.
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