Mutuels at Miami Track: No Oral Betting or Hard Booking to be Permitted at Newly Constructed Florida Course, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-24


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MUTUELS AT MIAMI TRACK No Oral Betting or Hand Booking . to Be Permitted at Newly Constructed Florida Course. LAUREL, Md., Oct 23. William Schaupt, who has charge of the mutuel department at the Laurel track, has sent word to Luke A. Cassidy, general manager of the new race track at Miami, that he had completed the selection of his crew to operate the mutuels at the Miami Jockey Club track for its coming meeting. Some horsemen at Laurel have heard rumors that there would-be oral betting at Miami, but the management has announced that the mutuel system of betting would be in force for the 51 days of the meeting, which will open on January 15, and that there positively would be no hand booking allowed. Horsemen- have been notified that they need have no fear of any interference whatever with this meeting. The mutuel .system will be permissible under a test case that has been carried through the highest court in Florida. A letter recently received here from Mr. Cassidy states that the plant has been completed and everything will be in readiness to accomodate horses just as soon as shipments start from this section. He also men-. tioned that already sufficient applications for stable room had been received to insure plenty of horses to make good racing for the entire meeting. Several of the leading stables now racing at Laurel have engaged stalls and will ship to Florida as soon as the racing season in Maryland comes to a close next month.

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