Born in London in 1868, Solomon Green
migrated to Australia at the age of 15 and was to become one of the biggest bookmakers
this country has ever seen.
Sol Green was also a prominent racehorse owner - his stayer Comedy King
won the 1910 Melbourne Cup before becoming a successful sire while another horse, Gothic
won successive Newmarket Handicaps in the late 1920s. He imported both of these horses.
Sol Green also opened the Melbourne Tattersall's Club and was a
flamboyant character, with a penchant for Havana Cigars and gold Rolls-Royces.