Will Use The Stools At Aqueduct.: No Necessity for the Adoption of the Walk-Around System at New York Tracks., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-10


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WILL USE THE STOOLS AT AQUEDUCT. No Necessity for the Adoption of the Walk-Around System at New York Tracks. New York. April g. There was a rumor current las! week thai when A.piedm I opens the w.iik ar I system of bookmahiag would be installed in the place of the nsanl betting ring with the atoots, -laic- and other paraphernalia. ll w.i- saU thai the A one duel manage men! had decided upon this movc for the reason thai it wa- believed the system would Ih compulsory in the .• --,. of tiase. When one of the attorneys for the Jockey Club was asked about the matter lie -aid: ll is nil new- to me. Ii i- true thai the scheme wa- talked "l l.i-i year, bnl 1 have not heard ii mentioned since. 1 think ii would he entirely uu-c.illed for |o Introduce the walk around system here. because, as a Butter of fact, if that kind t betting come, within the requirements of the law there i-ap reason whj the present arrangement with stools ■mil -Ian- cm I go 0B The C I of Appeals has derided that the asetbod of ssakiag and accepting wagei the Sen fork track* 1- legal, ami thai • 1 — 1 1 10 settle ii. ii i- strictly a matter -•! transaction betweea Individuals and unless the present Ian i- repealed speculation cannot be inter fereil with." As a mailer of fa.t the walk around system aa practiced at Washington i- nou regarded is a tail me. 11 i- both Inconvenient mid tiresome. Further more ii serves to make specula 1 ion ronaph nous in the extreme, something thai the Jockey Club has always tried to eradicate. 11 thi- arrangensent should be Introduced on the New Vork tracks chaos would reiga and scandal would predominate. There would he frequent instances of welching, while ihc iia.k nmnagera would be in constant turmoil with the public. Under the present arrangement in the betting ring use publie receive- ample protection, while the business is always conducted in the moat orderly manner. That is why tiirlincii -ay ihat any ebaage will be Injurious to the -pi.it. Thai the Jockey Club is thinking of reforms, however, can he accepted as a fact. Those who hoai the reins of turf government helieve that mcing can he further unaided sgaiusl the attacks 1.1 ii- eue icic-. ii ha- been suggested by several radical pec sons who have the interest of the sport at heart that the "geld" should he entirely done away With, These mdlvldaabj declare thai such a move Would eliminate from turf speculation Hie pei-oiis who cannot afford to bet. While a dosing of the "held" would he a Mow to Hie ma— e-. the advocates of the measure declare thai it would do away with cheap hookasaking and cheap play, which are not essential to the saeeess of raring. It has ahm been suggested thai the price of admhadoa t«. the grandstand for women should he raised to *:.. In ordei tc keep down this pari t the racetrack patronage t . a minimum, i.ut -.. iar there baa been much opposition. These reform- may never he instituted, hui ai the same time it ran be -aid that they have been dixcussed in -Jockey Club circles at eonabJei able length.

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