Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-08-25


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF Secretary Hopper of the Latonia Antonia Jockey Club is on his way home from Montana where he has been acting as presiding judge at the Butte and Anaconda meetings The racing season is not over but Mr Hopper finds it necessary to return to prepare for the approaching meeting at Latonia Antonia W E Applegates Appeases suggestion printed else ¬ where that the oldtime oldie betting agencies the pool box and the Paris Mutuels Mutes may be resort ¬ ed to at the Latonia Antonia meeting is interesting People who attend the races nowadays know but little of those methods of wagering but there is no reason to doubt that they would take to them kindly after a few days of ex ¬ perience prince in testing the novelties It is apparent that there are not now enough bookmakers in the west to provide sufficient revenue for three or four tracks operating at the same time and it would really be an exceedingly good and timely occurrence if it should fall to the La ¬ tonia toni officials to be forced to demonstrate that a cure for one of the present embarrassments of western racingliorganizations can be readily found in the pool box and Paris Mutuel Mutual machines At Bntte Butte and Anaconda the revenue derived from these sources steadily equals that which would be received from a ring of twenty two books at 100 per day Allowing for Cin Cain ¬ cinnatis Ignatius much greater population it would seem that a daily income of from 3000 to 3000 might reasonably be looked for from the pool box and Mutuel Mutual percentages That ought to be satisfactory There is no doubt about the patronage People who go to the races to wager on results will take any method that may be provided They may assert that they prefer the books but if the books are not there they will take to the substitute and be glad of the chance to do so As an indication of how thoroughly the coup on Flora Louise was carried out the following from yesterdays Cincinnati Enquirer will be of interest locally The Covington Coving poolrooms were hard hit over the victory of Flora Louise in the closing race at Harlem yesterday The rooms of Payne Co and Shannon Co together lost over 4000 on the race The White House was also touced touched up in lively fashion and upward of 5OCO was taken out of the rooms over the victory of Rome Hespass Thespians filly The largest bet was one of 200 100 each way John Payne got that and he laid 9 and 3 to 1 for the money Respass Trespass and his friends are said to have backed the filly in poolrooms all over the country Flora Louise has just rounded to after a long sick spell but she appears to be again herself as she stepped off the six furlongs in 1 13i

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