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An illustration showing a group of boys holding a penny sweepstake on the results of the Derby. Taken from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold writes that 'every school-boy affects to know a good mount ' and 'on the eve of the Derby, urchins pretend to be knowing in their playgrounds on the relative chances of the horses'.
1872 AD - 1872 AD