Special Police For Canadian Tracks, Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-12


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SPECIAL POLICE FOR CANADIAN TRACKS TORONTO Out May 11 It is officially an ¬ nounced from Ottawa that men chosen specially from the Royal Canadian Mounted Iolite will lie placed on guard at every nut course in Canada this year to see that the provisions of the criminal rode amendments regarding operation of running rare meetings are carried out Provision for this has been made and the amendments passed last year have been brought into effect Tills action lias been taken by the cabinet council councilThe The amendments passed last year it will be remembered provided that betting at race meet ¬ ings could be carried out under certain prescribed conditions and with a certain limit to the race ¬ course operators These percentages which the courses could retain from the amount of money bet on each race were as follows followsOn On a race where the totnl amount bet was up to 20000 tlu racing association could retain seven per cent on total wagers of more than 20000 and not more than 30000 six per cent on total wagers of 30000 and not more than 40000 five per cent on total wager4 of 40000 and not more than 50000 five per cent on total wagers of over 50000 the percentage is reduced to three per cent In addition the racing associations are given the benefit of the breaks amounting to less than multiples of five cents centsUnder Under the amendments it is also provided tiiat not more than seven days consecutive racing witli seven races a day will be permitted at any one meeting and that there shall not be more than two meetings held by any one club within a cal ¬ endar year There must also be a twenty days period between race meetings meetingsBy By the amendments passed last year administra ¬ tion of the regulations was left in the hands of the minister of agriculture and safeguards for the public were provided such as the inspection of parimutuel machines proper operation of the ma ¬ chines and a check on the operation of race meet ¬ ings This inspection work will now be placed in the hands of these special officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who will be given a course of instruction it is understood before being detailed for their duties dutiesThe The number of men required for the work will not be large it is anticipated as there are few courses in Canada which operate running races at the same time and the amendments to the crimi ¬ nal code in themselves provide a check on the num ¬ ber of courses which may be operated within any given area Betting allowed under the code is by parimutuels

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