Answers to Queries, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-01

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ANSWERS TO QUERIES F. E. B., Kansas City, Mo. The sum due in return was 2.60. A. H. D., Mobile, Ala. A wager on "En-crinite entry" meant Encrinite to go or no bet and became a draw when she was scratched. C. M. H., Rockport, 111. Layers do not pay on an unplaced horse in a mutuel field, only paying on field horses when they run to the places for which they were backed. G. L. M., Chicago, III. Because each dead heater takes half of what was bet on the other horses after the tracks percentage is deducted. The calculation is made at the track, and correctly. Jockey J. C, Chicago, 111. Jockey E. . Sande rode his first race over a recognized track at the Fair Grounds, New Orleans, January 5, 191S, riding the horse Liberator and finishing second to Busy Joe, ridden by A. Johnson. Ed A. L., EI Paso, Tex. A wager on Fan-toche at a price laid and accepted before the race won. It was on the result of the race and the run-off decided it in favor of Fantoche. Had it not been run-off a split would have been in order. "Cookie," Louisville, Ky. The reply was erroneous. The bookmaking rule is that when two horses run a dead heat and the money is divided, money wagered on the dead heaters is added together and divided equally between the backer and the layer. Thus if one of dead heaters was at 4 to 1, the product would be 5, giving each part to the bet .50. Similarly, if the other horse was at 2 to 1, the product would be 3, of which each party would take .50.

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