The Tout In England., Daily Racing Form, 1910-12-07


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THE TOUT IN ENGLAND Under modern conditions there is less wagering In the dark on the English races than used to be in cvitable writes a correspondent of Uailys Maga ¬ zine Touts have helped to clear the atmosphere in that respect It is not practicable nowadays to keep a lame horse or one otherwise unfit to run in the market for milking purposes that is to lay against him as if he were a perfectly genuine candidate candidateThe The tout is frequently up with the lark in the morning no hour is too early for him to rise if he thinks there is a chance to see a good gallop lie may conceal himself absolutely for that purpose or he may not but he usually courts the shade shadeLittle Little escapes his attention If a prominent race horse breaks down or goes amiss failing to appear on the training downs to do necessary work the news Is quickly circulated through a variety of channels channelsPretty Pretty nearlr everybody likely to be interested in that collapse knows all about it in a short time ff that as matters are arranged there is no oppor ¬ tunity to exploit such a horse for the enrichment of bookmakers bookmakersThat That Is assuredly an important reform In fact what used to be termed facetiously In this connec ¬ tion the dead meat market has ceased to be a nourishing institution and the two great opposing forces meet on more equal terms than formerly pre ¬ vailed One must not forget to give adequate credit to the racing tout for what lie has accomplished Hi generally works hard and conscientiously to re ¬ port the exercise of the numerous horses under his observation His life is by no means a bed of roses rosesIt It is essential for him to know and remember Hits names of the different horses that come within bis province When talking for instance to a lout of thirty years experience he prefers to be called a man of observation I was surprised by the facility with which he identified individual racers in a long string of them cantering or galloping past him in the customary routine of their mornings work

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