Suggests Explanation Be Shown Publication of Handle Figures, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-19


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Suggests Explanation Be Shown Publication of Handle Figures FiguresNEW NEW YORK N Y May 18 A million dollar day in the mutuels is misunderstood by many casual racegoers and readers of the sports pages who infer vaguely that in some way the association or the state takes that sum out of public circulation as its commission on the days tote business businessHerbert Herbert Bayard Swope chairman of the Turf Committee of American and of the New York State Racing Commission urged that the press cooperate in explaining the tote handles so there can be no such confusion nor dissemination of the er ¬ roneous impression this is somehow vel ¬ vet vetThe The commission office memo suggested that it would be helpful if each time the totals were mentioned it said that the pub ¬ lic got back so much of the public pool that the state got so much and the track kept so much the important fact is that the money is divided among the play ¬ ers less 10 per cent it merely changes hands

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