More of English Mutuel Movement, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-02


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MORE OF ENGLISH MUTUEL MOVEMENT. Agitation for the totalizator by a section of owners still continues iu England, while in Ireland those favoring its installation include a number of the largest breeders, as well as many prominent owners. The fact of Irish breeders being arrayed on the side of the totalizator shows they recognize that it tends to greatly increased prize money, which must naturally have a favorable bearing on the prices realized by their stock. Of course, iu Ireland, as elsewhere, the machine has its opponents, and the managements of some of the minor clubs are of opinion that its installation would settle them. In England the feeling between the supporters and opponents of the machine is becoming very acute, and a London sporting writer iu announcing that the petition in favor of the totalizator had been sent from England to the Baldoyle Ireland meeting for signatures, concluded with the remark that those people signing it would be "assisting in the downfall of racing." A rather amusing statement in face of the fact that nearly all the highest priced stallions sold to leave England have been purchased for countries where the totalizator is the sole medium of speculation. It would be difficult to convince people in France, the Argentine, or New Zealand that their racing has greatly suffered through the use of the totalizator. Sydney Referee.

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