view raw text
PERCENTAGE OF STRAIGHT RUNNING. An eastern critic of jtidgtneiit and the races, writes: "The stock arguments against running races on tlie straight instead of around tlie turns are not based on facts. It is said that the two-year-ohls will not run true on the Kelmont Park chute. True. Kttt do they run true on the turns i No. Hut you cannot see them as you do when they are coming straight toward you. "Did tlie public know that the number of horses which win, that figure to win, is about 2S per cent, greater on tlie straight tracks than on the tracks with turns, this clamor against running over straight courses might be stopped. It was always so at Morris Park. Go back to the Eclipse course records and yon will see that I am right."