Answers to Queries, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-14

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ANSWERS TO QUERIES. Communications without names and addresses will not be noticed nor answered. No answers will be sent by mail and none by wire unless reply pro-pay mentlsinjuleattiinec j Chas. II., Buffalo, X. Y. Sprite having been scratched the bet ou her was a draw. Geo. L., Minneapolis, Minn. An owner can ride his own horses if he has taken out a license to ride as a jockey. R. E. M., Chicago. The parlay on Flittergold ami Sprite was void as to Sprite and won as a single bet on FHttcrgold. II. G. F.. Cleveland, O. If the bet on Destino was a place bet it won because Destino was in the field and a field horse ran second. S. P., Chicago. A bet on the Oneck Stable entry, "Sprite to go." meant it was no bet if Sprite did not start, hence the wager was a draw. B. W.. Chicago. Prince Eugene was 17 to 10 straight in tho Kentucky Endurance Stakes. Ills place price was not given out, but as the favorite, he was necessarily heavily backed for place and probably would have paid less than 1 to 2 had he finished first or second. J. L. V., Chicago. Boys wishing to become jockeys must first secure employment as exercise lads and learn how to ride. Usually successful jockeys have passed several years in such employment before being permitted to ride in races. Jockeys of proved skill are paid high salaries, but only a few stars are paid 5,000 or more, and it is a hard working calling. J. A. B., Chicago. An entry is one or more horses. A coupled entry is two or more. Where an entry is bet on singly or in parlays reference is usually had to a coupled entry in some race. People who make their bets correctly name tho race and avoid trouble and disputes. In Saturdays racing Holland had two horses, Trade Mark and Polly II., in the first race. But it was a selling race purse, in which only oiie could start. He also had Donald Macdonald and Dartworth in the third race. It was also a selling race, but being a stako race both horses could start. Under the circumstances it seems that a bet on the J. L. Holland entry was meant to be on the third race. A fair minded bookmaker would pay that bet.

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