The Bookmaker-Owner Rule, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-26


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THE BOOKMAKER-OWNER RULE. The Cincinnati Enquirer scotlingly remarks in comment on the new bookmaker-owner rule: "The rule is a bad one for the simple reason that it adds one more to the long list of those which are not enforced. Its pretty hard once in a while to find out whose money is behind a book, and It will be doubly hard if the effort is made to conceal it. Likewise, the ownership of horses. So, whats the use?" Plenty of use if, as is presumed, the Racing Commissions action will not cease with the making of the rule. The future will show its attitude against evasions and violations of the rule. The Commission, so far, has shown Intelligence and health.

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