Foxhall Keenes View Of Betting., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-11


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FOXHALL KEENES VIEW OF BETTING Foxhall Keene returned from Europe recently with some reflections on the bill that seeks to abol ¬ ish betting at the race track After remarking that he had been away on his usual occupation of enjoying himself he said that the best people of all civilized nations went to the horse races and believed in horse racing racingThe The racing of horses Mr Kcene said has been and always will be the greatest sport of the world It has tennis baseball yachting and all the other sports combined skinned to death Who Is this little governor who is advocating the abolition of racing Who ever heard of him six years ago Did he ever see a horse race What does he know about It As James K Keene said the reformers look only on one side of a thing There may be a political side to this question too Everybody knows that Pat McCarren caused Hughes election by turning 30000 votes from Hearst Perhaps and here Mr Keene smiled ironically Mr Hughes is trying to save Pat and his friends from losing more money on the races I just wish Mr Hughes wont get elected president As to the betting part of racing I might compare it to the box office of a theater You know what the box office is to the theater

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