Correct Jockey Club Action., Daily Racing Form, 1896-10-09


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CORRECT JOCKEY CLUB ACTION ACTIONSpeaking Actions Speaking for the Jockey Club Bob Pinkerton told the bookmakers at Brooklyn last Friday that much of the scandal over Eastern racing had emanated from them and that it would no longer be tolerated They were told that if they knew or suspected anything to bo wrong the stewards would bo glad to reach the facts and punish the guilty parties partiesThis artiest This is the right kind of a stand for the Jockey Club to take The turf has had fur too much of the efferveseuco effervescence of personal liberty cheap talk which got to the public by reflection through the newspapers as facts Cheap though this talk and its distributors may be it is accepted as esport sport testimony by the public which is too busy to be attentive to any other thing than its immediate own The bookmaker be he winner or looser should bo a turf pillar not a turf de famer farmer He is and has beeii bee normally a defamor defamer talking in a peevish or libellous libelous strain about reasons for his losses when he lost and congratulating only himself when he won He always by personal report wins less than he wins and loses more than ho loses Of course this is all the bias of interest business acu cu mo and other hiky hickey expression that covers the deception of modern commercialism The bookmakers way is the track owners way and the horse owners way That way is everyday help to a noble sport with as strong a mercantile angle ts any American industry of the second class There is some 75000000 permanently invested in race tracks race horses of various grades and their producing and tributary streams streamsAt streams At least ten times such a sum or 750000000 flows through American turf avenues each year The turf merchant is the only merchant that parades his troubles through the news corners of the newspaper without tax Holler Shout Co may parade hikyism Hickeys in big type and in ¬ sinuate through challenge red letter rum bankrupt and other sales that the other fellows will not do and incidentally that hes hems the only honest party on the street at so much per inch or foot The turf scandalmonger wouldnt wouldn't scream nearly as loud as he does at thirty cents a lino limo or more The Jockey Clubs announcement of future action is all right The club may bo narrow andlocalbut since it has been in business its action has been full of aid to the turf This matter though isnt isn't one for such organizations The bookmaker should have enough acumen of his own to control his own There is an Eastern bookmakers organization the Metro ¬ politan polite Turf Association But it doesnt doesn't go at things in a present or an acute way and is rather a financial jollying and perfunctory club of good fellows The Western bookmaking brigade is horse foot dragoons and sutlers cutlers assistants a mob of the shreds and patches of do tho thou best you canism anis The old Western book ¬ makers Association was shelved into mumyism mummy with the bandages of a clique made on the real estate proceeds and its growth growthWhat growth What is needed in the west is a modern virile getupandget getup bookmakers organization which will pass on the standing of candidates for the publics business and discipline mem memo ¬ bers beers who get out of verbal as well as financial lines The Eastern betting system may not bo far away from the west A Western bookmakers organization built on commonseusible commonsensible grounds could shape tho thou way and act as a sort of a buf buff ¬ fer fear against tho thou jars that are likely to come from future hit and miss legislation Then too it could aid the other turf bodies track owners horse owners and breeders in tho thou broad way of general betterinent determinant The most intelligent busi bus ¬ ness class is that which shapes its ways to what is likely to come Such a class isnt isn't caught napping in troublous times

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