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Horse racing's original tipster
on 05 November 2020
Prince Monolulu managed to net £8,000 in profit in the 1920 Derby

Monolulu’s real name is Peter Carl McKay. He arrived in Britain at the start of the 20th century. The booming catchphrase that we all know and love soon took off and he was also one of the very first black people to ever appear on the British television screens.

He was an international celebrity to say the least, and he was a prisoner of war. He was also known for bringing a tribal chief and an entertainer too. He is truly a man unlike any other. He’s a remarkable figure and he claimed to be from Ethiopia originally.

The problem with Prince Monolulu is that not a lot of people are able to separate the facts from the fiction, making for a very confusing story. If you want to delve deeper into his life and everything that he’s done in the past, then simply take a look below.

Monolulu’s win

Spion Kop was able to win the Derby in 1920 with odds that stood around 100/6. Monolulu managed to net £8,000 in profit, which translates to around £400,000 in today’s money. It’s brought around a lot of success for him and he has gone on to achieve international fame ever since. Monolulu then appeared on various, major racing fixtures. Some of them included Derby Day and even Epsom as well. Punters travelled so that they could pay him for their racing tips, but everyone was warned not to pass on their selection. He was able to amass a fortune, but then lost it. He got married several times and always left people with a smile on their face. When you go to a spin online casino, you may even see that there are games that are made based on his fame because this is the impact he made on the industry as a whole.

The fright of his life

Inspector Pearson, who is now 84 years old, recalls how, when he was a rookie bobby, he bumped into Monolulu when he was in Chesham. He turned around and he just couldn’t believe his eyes. He had the shock of his life when he saw the African chief. After his meeting, he wanted to find out more about him and how he was able to rise to such fame, so he started to do his research. He managed to find out eventually, that he was from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. His beginnings were humble to say the least. He had a very sharp mind, and he was able to speak many languages and he has also worked as an opera singer when he was in Russia too. He arrived in Britain from the US around 20 years later trying to hunt for a better life. He claimed to have been shipwrecked and then he joined Dahomey, which is an all-black musical show. He then developed a strong interest in racing when he met up with a tipster from Ireland. He then managed to really make a name for himself.

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