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A Horse Named Wedding Expenses

It was reported on September 23, 1962, that a 26-year-old church organist from Stanley Common, England had decided to cancel her wedding.

Sheila Roe called off the nuptials because her husband-to-be, 22-year-old David Graham Hardy, gambled away all of his money. 

“He lost the very last of it this week – the day before we were going to be married.”

The name of the horse that he placed his last bet on was – get this – the appropriately named Wedding Expenses.

Finish line of a horse race with six horses and riders
Finish line of a horse race with six horses and riders, circa 1891. Library of Congress image.
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