Latonia Clerks Confused In Mutuels.: Mistaken Action in Installing Machines Leads to Mistakes and Dissatisfaction., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-09


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LATONIA CLERKS CONFUSED IN MUTUELS Mistaken Action in Installing 2 Machines Leads L to Mistakes and Dissatisfaction Cincinnati O June S The installation of 25 d 2 uiutnel machines in addition to the 5 uia Ines caused no end of confusion on account of i bad case of rattles that the calculators became ftcted with It was announced that the take all the machines would be made one pool and then o rated For some reason tlie calculators could t reach a decision on the Tight pay at this method nd after a lengthy wait until after the second race announcement was made that the 25 bettors would be paid off from their separate pool and likewise the 5 and 2 bettors from theirs When the 23 tick ¬ ets were posted paying 21575 and the 5 tickets ouly 120i there was a great howl and justly so Several indignant bettors holding 5 tickets threat ¬ ened to sue the association The pay however went In the succeeding races all the winners were paid out of one pool but as confusion still reigned announcement was made after the third race that operation of the 25 and 2 machines would be dis ¬ continued for the day dayJohn John Hachmeister who has charge of this depart ¬ ment said that the machines were new to the J clerks as well as the public and that an error had 1 leen made In the mode of calculation but that 25 5 and 2 machines will be on again tomorrow and 1 thereafter thereafterThe The correct manner of computation will he adopt ¬ ed tomorrow and that is on a dollar basis The e eutire amount of money bet on a race less five per f cent will be divided by the number of dollars bet t on the winner This will give tlie pro rata winning of one dollar To multiply that by two or five or r twentylive as the case may be will give the cor ¬ rect returns for all tickets ticketsTodays Todays sport was featureless and the drizzling rnlu which began after the second race added to the 2 discomfort The installation of 2 mutnel machines s served to increase tlie attendance slightly Long I priced winners frequently came home Favorite i players however had their innings while tlie track i xemained1 fast1 Merrick taking the opening purse a and Hostile Hyphen the second Both were exten ¬ sively supported supportedIn In the steeplechase the G erst entry consisting of C Cuarfleld and King1 Esta finished first and second with the favorite Class Leader in third place Jockey Hufham who had the mount on Dell Leatu Jjjid Jiis left leg broken below the knee in two a places when bis mount in going through the field 1 to tlie main track struck the fence He was taken n to the hospital ua fears are entertained that the B Jiff will have to be amputated ii ixteea JJOMCS that be win caxupaiga here

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