Changing Conditions In Canada., Daily Racing Form, 1910-10-15


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CHANGING CONDITIONS IN CANADA Like most of the meetings on the Canadian circuit Fort Erie was disastrous to the bookmakers very few of whom have had a successful season The heaviest loser at Fort Erie was Tom Shaw who quit on Saturday night with a loss of 16OOO dis ¬ charged his crew and went back to New York In all proliability Tuesday saw the last of bookmaking mi the recognized tracks of Canada for it is In the air that the speculation next season will be can Oucted by the parimutuel system The past sea Kons experience has demonstrated that the limita ¬ tion of the duration of meetings to seven days with the accompanying idle time and frequent shipping expenses is fatal to the continuance in racing of the small owner with a couple of noaccount horses The very numbers at the present half mile track meeting are the most powerful testimony to the staggering blow that has been dealt to this class of owners They are at the end of their string as a result of the seasons pressure and the great ma ¬ jority will not survive for another term The increased cost of living will produce tlds bene ¬ ficial result that it will crowd out a large proportion of the clement that is harmful or useless to the gen ¬ eral Interest The Inexorable process of elimination will eventually rid the body of the turf of the detri ¬ mentals Francis Nelson in Toronto Globe

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