If you'd won £8,000 "at the races" wouldn't you remember the names of the horses and what best you'd placed? I sure would. Bertie Ahern said yesterday that some of his previously forgotten sterling deposits were the result of his having backed winners in one or two bets. I can't believe he said this yesterday and there were no follow-up question about the the racetrack and/or the horse's name (or horses' names)? Surely he'd remember the name of a horse on which he won £4,000?
If this story is true then Bertie Ahern must be among the more successful gamblers in history, unless he has massive losses that he also hasn't owned up to.