timers later claimed that he had done this on purpose; to hear if he was the confirmed favourite from the bookies ring before setting off for the race! Another stunt Carbine liked to pull on race day was to stop and stare into the crowd on his way to the starling line. The crowd loved this particular antic. Verbal persuasion was of little use. It took the efforts of Hickenbotham, his attendant and jockey to get him to the start post Hickenbotham deploying an umbrella at the rear, his ...
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