Not to leave the ladies out of it, Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â in the late 1930’s racehorse owners Dorothy Paget and Mrs J.V. Rank were noted gamblers who thought nothing of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â having Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£10,000 [320,000 today] on one of their horses. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Apparently they were the biggest gamblers of their day.
[above from Wikipedia]
As a gambler with human life General Custer takes the biscuit. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â <br>
I must admit until I’d read that article I had never heard of Mrs Rank, so thanks for that little tidbit. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I knew of Dorothy Paget a long time ago when I cared for an elderly lady who knew her and told me about her gambling and other idiosyncracies, and just to name drop this lady had been a one time girl friend of a young Billy Hills. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â A lot went on around Wigmore Street, London in those days apparently.
I’m afraid I’m not in their league Max. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Will a Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£5 punter suffice?….lol !<br>