The Sport of Kings
The Sport of Kings is a 1924 comedy play by the British writer Ian Hay. It ran for 319 performance at the Savoy Theatre between 8th September 1924 and 13th June 1925.
In this sporting comedy, two gamblers are visiting the home of a staunch anti-gambler. The host is most self-righteous about it all until he wins the main purse during a horse race. Thrilled, he sets up a bookmaking operation. Unfortunately, by the time the big race runs around he loses it all.
(Exact date of performance is unknown)