Western Clerks All Working, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-14


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WESTERN CLERKS ALL WORKING. Writing from New York under date of Sunday last, a Chicago sheet writer, who is in the employe of Fred Cook at the Empire City track, says: "The entire western contingent of race track clerks are employed here or at Saratoga almost without exception. There was greater demand than supply for services yesterday. "There was a large and considering miserable transportation facilities, faulty ring service and deficient room, good humored crowd at Empire track. The books won moderately, Cook doing a line business with a good profit. "The attendance about the diminutive field stand and ring, overtaxed the capacity and It was impossible to move about or place bets except where one happened to lie. Thus many of the layers were unable to handle or make any money. The crush in the larger ring was furious to get money 011 and there was difficulty to keep from being thrown off the stools. "The marker business, .which prevails largely at Saratoga, was not much in vogue, the betting being in cash. There will probably be some improvement in the operation of the track, as it was certainly very crude the opening day. "After all the talk about Cella domination, considerable surprise was occasioned by the fact that I not one Cella book was to he found in the ring."

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