Even money

Stephen's fantasy about long-ago races featuring English thoroughbred horses like Repulse, Shotover, and Ceylon becomes mixed with actual memories of an Irish racetrack "Where Cranly led me to get rich quick." In the remembered scene Cranly goes "hunting his winners among the mudsplashed brakes" while "bookies" call out the odds in loud "bawls."

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Irish race track in the early 1900s, with economically diverse crowd. Source: www.census.nationalarchives.ie.