Eastern Betting Game Educed, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-25


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EASTERN BETTING GAME REDUCED. Cincinnati. O., September 24. "If the Jockey Club is seeking to break up the plunging on the race tracks under its control it is succeeding pretty well," said Pat Gorman the other day. Pat was east for a couple of weeks and saw the big racing at Sheepshead -Bay. He knows the betting ring more than well. "I spent a lot of time," said he, "In the betting ring and in the spots where the big money comes in. but there was not any of that sort In sight. The biggest betting was done right at the clubhouse. Of course, there were plenty of wagers registered that represented 00 or more, but there was no one setting it in chunks. "Another thing noticeable was the panicky condition of the ring. The bookies know how to say no, and the odds bob up and down in an astonishing manner, while the layers are trying to get a line on whats doing. "Its not the game that it was a few years ago. but whether the wishes of the Jockey Club as to plunging are being respected, or whether it is due to the scarcity of money is a question. There were a lot of bookmakers on on Futurity day and -other days following at Sheepshead, but the big ma-joritv of them are working with limited bank rolls and in consequenco are very conservative."

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