Mutuels Paid Long Odds In Early Days., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-07


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MUTUELS PAID LONG ODDS IN EARLY DAYS Racegoers of the early eighties recall that the present use of the parimutucl betting system at Iatonia Is not the first in the history of that snctionu The biggest odds ever paid at the Kcntoa County track were recorded in 1SS3 when Levant finished first entitling his hackers to u05SO in return for every J wager On the same track in ISRTi ICooknk won at KKJ0 for every 5 wagered The biggest money received on a 5 mutuel bet in Hie history of American racing is said to have been it Jerome Park in 1S72 when Nickajacks supporters got 1178 for every wagered Wapakonita some years later paid 108080 for every 5 bet Tin longest price recorded during the present use of the system was at Louisville May 13 when backers of Percy Green received Ct00 for every 5 wag ¬ ered

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