June 29, 2007

Fairy tale

An off-topic but wonderful story from this week's Popbitch.
In 1998 a man watched his son soundly beaten in a go-kart race by a very fast young driver. He went to the bookies and asked to put a bet on this kid winning a Formula One race before he reached the age of 23.
William Hill laughed him out of the shop, but Ladbrokes gave him odds of 200-1.
After this month's Montreal Grand Prix, where 22 year-old Lewis Hamilton recorded his first victory, a man called up Ladbrokes to claim his £40K winnings.

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