Saturday, June 23, 2007
Too many sevens
Anthony Clancy of Dublin, Ireland was born on the seventh day of the week, seventh day of the month, seventh day of the year, seventh year of the last century, was the seventh child of a seventh chilld and had seven brothers: that makes seven sevens. On his 27th birthday, when Clancy looked at a race card to pick a winner in the seventh race, the horse numbered seven was called Seventh Heaven with a handicap of seven stone. The odds were seven to one. Clancy put seven shillings on this horse to win. The horse finished seventh.