Nevada Racing in Flourishing State: Official Report Shows over a Million Dollars Pass through Mutuels at Reno, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-16


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NEVADA RACING IN FLOURISHING STATE. Official Report Shows Over a Million Dollars Pass Through Mutuels at Reno. San Francisco, Pal.. February 12. — George Wing-field, chairman of the Nevada State Racing Commission, lias made his biennial re[M rt to the governor. It sets forth the success of the taring Conimissjdii with the pari-mutuel system of wager ing. since it was created by a legislative bill two years ago. Nevada has profited to quite ail extent by reason of state control over racing. The states percentage of the amounts that passed through the pari inutuol machines, as contained in Mr. Wingfields rejiort. was 0318.85 in 1915 and 4,314.71 last year. This tidy sum has I.e. a turned over to the good roads fund and the several counties throughout the state profited by having many improvements made. For the twenty-five days of racing in 1915 the machines handled a total of 73,704. and last year the amount was increased to SI. 152, SIS as there was a meeting in the spring and fall with several Saturday matinees. Chairman Wingfield states that no serious complaints of any kind have been registered since the commission was created, and he recommends that no changes be made at the -coining session of the legislature. Preparations for Reno Racing. Preparations are being made at Keno for another meeting this year. Just what the dates will be i not known, as the promoters are waiting for the tar Westers Circuit to be organized. Wingfield ■ays that the track baa been improved and the baatesaa men and citizens of Reno are heartily in favor of the return of the sport. Breading operations at Wingfields Nevada Stock tam are booming and the wealthy sportsman is laying plans to operate on eeii a larger seal, as he is confident of tiie future of racing in the far west. He expects fifty or so foals this year, the get of the stallions Honeywoocl, Deutschluiid and others. Wingfield will send a string of sixteen head east to race on the New York and Kentucky tracks The band will include Slippery Elm. Square Set. Scarlet Oaks. Star Shooter ami a number of two year-olds that have- not faced the barrier as yet. Square Set. the Duke of Ormonde three-year-old. will carry the- Wingfield colors in the Kentucky Di ihy. The string will be in charge of the veteian Qesrge W. Kerry and trainer Early Wright. They will leave after the close of the Tijuana meeting.

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