Horse Racing Anecdotes (Post No.7086)

Compiled by London swaminathan

Date: 11 OCTOBER 2019
British Summer Time uploaded in London – 18-58
Post No. 7086

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“I thought you were sick yesterday”, the employer said to the clerk.

“Yes, Sir, I was”, replied Jones.

“Well, retorted his employer, you certainly didn’t look very sick when I saw you at the races yesterday afternoon”.

“I didn’t? you should have seen me after the end of the fourth race.”


Godspeed won!

Leaning from her window one fine Spring morning, a woman noticed a poorly dressed man standing in front of a vacant store located just under the window. She noticed that, in passing, many people stopped to give the man money. Impressed and sympathetic, the woman put a two dollar bill in an envelope, scribbled on a piece of paper, ‘Godspeed’ and tossed it down to him.

A few days later she saw the man again. This time he was walking back and forth in front of the building where she lived and looking perplexedly up at her window. As she walked out of her house, he came up to her and said,

“Say, lady, I have been looking for you. Here is your 52 dollar. ‘Godspeed’ won at twenty six to one.”


Prize Fighting Anecdotes

Bull Fighting

Jack Johnson, the Negro heavy weight champion, who became a prominent figure in Mexico, was scheduled to face barehanded a bull in the ring. Some days later he was asked how it had gone.

He wrinkled up his brow, rolled his eyes and boomed:

“ Ah sure wuz scared. Ah’d rather fight a hundred men than one bull any day”.


Boxing Instructor Job

John L Sullivan was once interviewed by a reporter who asked him why he had never become a boxing instructor.

“Well, son, I tried it once,” said the famous fighter. “A husky young man took one lesson from me and went home a little the worse for wear. When he came around the second time he said,

“Mr Sullivan, it was my idea to learn enough about boxing from you to be able to lick a certain young fellow I have got it in for. But I have changed my mind. If it is all the same to you, Mr Sullivan, I will just send this fellow down here to take the rest of my lessons for me.

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