Sport: Sweeps

King George, wearing a black silk hat, a cutaway and a gardenia in his buttonhole, put down his field glasses and a man at the side of the track put up the names of the horses who had finished first, second and third in the British Derby at Epsom Downs—Cameronian, Orpen, Sandwich. Immediately there began the amazing procedure of publicizing the real winners of the Derby, which has for years been recognized as merely a spectacular way of deciding the greatest racehorse lotteries in the world. An extraordinary crew, most of them convinced that...

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