Can Bet at Spokane Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-20


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CAN BET AT SPOKANE TRACK. Spokane, Wash., August 10. The Spokane Interstate Fair Association has whipped the city fathers into line on the betting question. Some time ago an ordinance forbidding hotting on horse racing within the city limits was passed. It was aimed primarily at the poolrooms, hut at the same time precluded the possibility of racing at the fair, the grounds of the association being located inside of the city limits. The management of the fair declared that they would call off Ihir agricultural and mechanical exhibits and go into the county, build a track and run their races unless they were given the right to sell pools on their present grounds. Tin; city council lias so amended the. ordinance that betting at the track will be permitted from September 2:! to October 5. The poolrooms are still closed and will not be reopened.

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