racehorse Caulfield Cup winner
Murmur was foaled in 1899 and was by 1886
Melbourne Cup winner Arsenal
out of the mare Millstream (by Town Moor)
His main win was in the
Caulfield Cup that was worth £2500 for his millionaire owner
John Wren who reportedly won £51000 from the bookies when he
backed him from 150/1 to 10/1.
He then backed Murmur to
win a fortune in the 1904 Melbourne Cup but he finished 24th behind
Acrasia - promptly losing more than half what Wren won on him in the
John Wren was allegedly
the "capitalist symbol" John West, written of so scathingly
in the 1950 novel Power Without Glory by Frank Hardy.
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