Illinois Boosting Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Illinois Boosting Sport t SPRINGFIELD, HI.— Illinois which y boasts of two Grand Circuit meetings, j Springfield and Du Quoin, is planning to s make the harness sport more appealing to j the breeders and campaigners of that state. r Recently the House of Representatives set j up bills to create two races annually for j. home-bred two-year-olds and two for j home-bred three -year-olds by deducting one-half per cent of the pari-mutuel wagering in Illinois harness tracks. This deduction is expected to result in each of f the four events having a purse of approximately 0,000.

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