May Change Juarez Betting Method, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-04


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MAY CHANGE JUAREZ BETTING METHOD. j El Paso, Tex., December 3. A high, warm -wind, the first of the present racing season, greeted the patrons at Juarez this afternoon. An exceptionally large crowd was on hand. The betting was large, although the public here is not quite satisfied witli "the Bowie method," as it is called here. Colonel Winn is now planning a change. His idea is to have a number of mutuel machines installed, with a docker to register the bets. The definite plans will be announced tomorrow. For the first Sunday of the meeting, secretary W. H. Shelley offered natrons of the sport a wc 11-filled and evenly matched card, but one that was lacking in special features. Every race was under selling conditions. Oldsmobile accounted for the opening race m easy fashion. Well up in the early running, he drew clear In the last sixteenth and won off by himself. The second race provided a head finish between Kagura and Pluto. The latter tried to bear out in the last quarter and but for this probably would have won. .... Ed Luce made a show of his opposition in the third race, leading from start to finish he was only cantering at the end. The five and a half furlongs sprint that was run as the fourth race proved a setback for the talent. The odds-on favorite, Joe Blair showed a good turn of early speed in this race, but quit badly, Tom Caro taking the race by a nose. W. A. McKinney, owner of Little String, had his automobile stolen while he was visiting iu a local hotel Friday night. P. M. Civill has wired that he will be here in a short time. He has four horses racing at the local track. Ed Luce, the winner of the second race, was advanced from 00 to 00 and bought by J. M. Shilling.

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