Sold Badges at Cut Rates, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-24


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SOLD BADGES AT CUT RATES. Saratoga, N. Y., August 23. John Randolph, a negro caretaker at the clubhouse, was caught .1 day or two ago working an original and profitable scheme. Coachmen and chauffeurs are permitted to come in the grounds hero without a badge, but to get to tiie grandstand or betting inclosure they must pay . As a result most of them see the racing from the automobile inclosure. Randolph cultivated a number of bookmakers clerks, who buy badges daily but who have no use for them after getting into the ring, and collecting these badges under some pretext, sold them to the coachmen and chauffeurs at a reduced price. The buyers being already in the grounds the absence of the coupons made no difference, and several of these gentry have been viewing the races at cut prices. The Pinkertons nabbed Randolph with several badges in his possession. .He was escorted from the grounds and an order issued that he be kept out of all tracks.

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