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11,261. George Stubbs is the greatest painter of horses who ever lived. He was a sporting artist but so much more than that. (Art & Horses) Great Artists with Tim Marlow: Stubbs
11,262. George Stubbs was born in Liverpool in 1724. (Art & Horses) ibid.
11,263. Stubbs took a popular but low-regarded form of painting and gave it gravitas and authority. (Art & Horses) ibid.
11,264. Stubbs was not a man to do things by halves. In order to paint horses better than anyone else ever had he rented a remote farmhouse in Lincolnshire and with the aid of Mrs Stubbs spent eighteen months cutting them up to see what they were made of. He brought a similar dedication to the landscapes in which they stood. (Art & Horses) This Green and Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting
7,060. Since my racehorses are there, I shall be able to visit them – and Fatima – at the same time. (School & Horse) The Belles of St Trinian’s 1954 starring Alastair Sim & Joyce Grenfell & George Cole & Hermione Baddeley & Betty Ann Davis & Sid James et al, director Frank Launder, Arab bloke
17,066. He targeted the richest day in horseracing. And pulled off the biggest betting scam in the history of American sport. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) Masterminds: A Day at the Races
17,067. On Breeders’ Cup day 2002 one lucky better beat the odds and became the only winner of the Pick 6 Multi-Million Dollar Jackpot. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia & Odds) ibid.
17,068. Mastermind Chris Harn had found a way to turn a 1,000,000 to 1 longshot into a $3,000,000 sure thing. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia & Odds) ibid.
17,069. Armed with a degree in computer programming Chris Harn joins Autotote Systems. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) ibid.
17,070. He now manipulates the system to copy the winning serial numbers on to the test tickets. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) ibid.
17,071. His win turns out to be too big. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) ibid.
17,072. Autotote questions all employees. When Harn fails to explain his presence in the office on Breeder’s Cup Day he is immediately fired. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) ibid.
17,284. Victoria Club Melbourne April 21 1976: Inside the Victoria Club in Queen’s Street Melbourne bookmakers and punters are meeting to pay off bets ... Security guards are delivering millions of dollars in cash. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) Australian Families of Crime: Dockers and Death s1e5
17,285. The Great Bookie Robbery was Australia’s largest single hold-up. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) ibid.
17,286. First in line for his cut – Les Kane – a member of the notorious Painters and Dockers Union whose reign over the Melbourne underground was at its peak in the 1970s. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia) ibid.
22,593. Never bet on a horse that has Parkinsons. (GBH Films & Horse) The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 starring Woody Allen & Dan Aykroyd & Elizabeth Berkley & Helen Hunt & Brian Markinson & Charlize Theron & Wallace Shawn & Peter Gerety & John Schuck et al, director Woody Allen, Woody
28,889. The horse ... spread across the West ... numbered in the thousands. (United States & West & Horse) Ken Burns, The West I PBS
21,977. I backed a horse today at twenty to one. He came in twenty past four. (Horse & Betting & Gambling & Odds) Tommy Cooper
21,978. The hoof the galloping sound is shaking the powdery plain. Virgil, Aenied
21,979. They swayed about upon a rocking horse,
And thought it Pegasus. John Keats, Sleep and Poetry 1817
21,980. A four-legged friend, a four-legged friend
He'll never let you down. J Brooks, A Four Legged Friend, sung Roy Rogers
21,981. I’d call him a sadistic hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse. (Horse & Sadist) Woody Allen
21,982. No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. Winston Churchill
21,983. I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that my art is not above the ordinary. Mark Twain
21,984. Run slowly, horses of the night. Ovid, Amores
21,985. The weak, washy way of true tragedy –
A sick horse nosing around the meadow for a clean place to die. Patrick Kavanagh, The Great Hunger 1947
21,986. A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! William Shakespeare, Richard III V vii 7, King Richard
21,987. Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay: good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream IV i 37
21,988. The blue ribbon of the turf. Benjamin Disraeli, of Derby
53,547. Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes. English Nursery Rhyme
53,548. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Horace McCoy, novel 1935
18,531. Off-track betting was still illegal. It was a high-stakes racket. Bookmakers would pay as much as twelve-hundred dollars a week for access. (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Bookmakers & Murder: Cohen & Horses & Betting & Gambling) Mobsters: Mickey Cohen
18,544. The race-wire broadcast the results to bookmaking runs throughout Los Angeles. So that people could lay bets up to the last moment. It was split-second timing. And Mickey [Cohen] was the king. (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen & Bookmakers & Betting & Gambling & Horses) James Ellroy, author LA Confidential
53,548. If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature. Clare Balding
53,549. Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. (Horse & Betting) W C Fields