Douglas Taylor — the horse owner who engineered a complex scheme involving over 200 hired bettors, synchronized watches and a fleet of taxicabs that took Irish bookies for a total of €200,000 — says he’s only just getting started. “That was a dry run. I’m going to do a bigger one.”
This is entertaining and colorful and all, but Taylor still hasn’t addressed the point raised by our own Dan Taylor (no relation), namely, why was Douglas Taylor so confident his horse would win that he would risk not just the amount of the wager, but also all the costs involved in hiring the taxis, timepieces and manpower necessary to place those wagers? Seriously, Douglas… if you do try to pull off this stunt twice, expect a visit from the Gardai. Read more.