Betting Restored On Japanese Races., Daily Racing Form, 1915-02-10


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BETTING RESTORED ON JAPANESE RACES RACESSydney Sydney anil Melboiirn racegoers will remember II Olfey who was fo a considerable time asso ¬ ciated with Mr T Pay ns sin le as a jockey and later went o Japan wl ere he as been located for a few years Coffey h s d me veil in the country named and the follow g er t from a letter be wrote from Kobe last in nil to Sydney friend will be of interest to racing me i ge crnlly crnllySince Since last writing i yoi I 1 ive had a siring of fifteen horses constant In my charge and as my place can only acconimi late that number I am now building live more box s which I expect to have full by the end f Jim ary I have won my share of races during the scaxon ami therefore have no coiiiiilaints to make makeIaeing Iaeing is making big strides here now and as a mild form of betting was Introduced a I thu Toklo meeting just concluded it is confidently expected the totalizator will be restored ro tie race clubs in time for th spring meeting of 101 Should bet ¬ ting be allowed as anticipated I am sure this country will be a good market for highpriced horses as my patrons who are mostly intlneiitial men are determined to import horses of the North Head and Ilautnlb lype and Insist on the clubs catering for them themThe The war so far has not affected this country in any shape or form from a racing point of view unless it has impressed the government how big an asset a great supply of horsellesh is in time of war and the general opinion is that the scarcity of horses iu Europe will make Japan realize that rac ¬ ing on a large scale is an absolute necessity Colfeys remarks suggest that la tor Japan will willagain again be a customer for Australian thoroughbreds which should be pleasing news for those of our Ideiders who are ineltied t be pessimistic regarding tho position of the horse breeding industry two or three years hence It is only to be expected there will be some depreciation in prices this year but a return to the position obtaining during the past few years may not he long in coming Sydney Iteferee

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