Fraudulent Prices from Los Angeles, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-31


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FRAUDULENT PRICES FROM LOS ANGELES. At Santa Anita Park Saturday. December 25. the horse Lord Stanhope ran unplaced in the first race with 5 to 1, 2 to 1 and even laid against him as closing -prices. The prices received by and pub-liJied in Daily Bacing Form were 4 to .1. 4 to Ti and 2 to 0. On the same day Alleviator ran unplaced in the sixth race at closing prices of J! to 1. 7 to tl and 4 to 5. The prices received by and published in Daily Bacisig Form were :i to 1. 4 to 5 and 2 to o. In both cases the prices had been changed in the chart sheets while in transmission from the race track to the telegraph office at Los Angeles. Both of these horses were backed abroad from the track for place and show, with the proviso of even money place, or better, or no bet. There is reason to think that the bulk of the money bet was placed iit eastern cities, but tome may Iiave been wagered here and in closely adjacent cities. When the horses were beaten and the forget! prices were published the cheaters were able to claim a draw under their conditions as to prices and save their money. Daily Racing Form does not take the faintest interest in Uk; operations of neople. who bet. but It is keenly interested In publishing everything appertaining to racing from day to day with absolute accuracy, and takes the greatest care to do so. In tliis case it failed for the reason stated. Wihat is published here has developed in the court- of an investigation now in progress, and Daily .Racing Form asks persons who may have been affected by the transaction, or who mav have gained some knowledge of the affair, as well as of the persons engaged in It and sums wagered, to send particulars to this newspaper. Any such communications received will be considered confidential.

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