As To Turf Speculation., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-14


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AS TO TURF SPECULATION. In one of the New York newspapers hist Sunday there appealed a half page advert isetnent offering ,006 for any method of speculation on the turf Which would be successful Commenting upon this Sports of the Times says: It . mm had been offered for a Method which would not win. it would have been more sensilde. From placing the lirsl choice in every race through the year, to hat pinning a card and playing the horse* agar**! Hie holes, there is not a single method which will not win. Just think it over. For long years an average of 40 pec cent, lor even more of first choices has W"ti at averaged Odd* of neatly s to 3. say x in 3. Play a flat bet on everything, from 1 to In to 4 to 1, that is a favorite, and on the one thousand or so of the metropolitan tracks what is the tcsiilt.- One thousand races: Wou 88,449, lost 88,808 won . 1.4to net. Send along the 85,080. Oh. in deed, it is to laugh. It is the man who is weak, not the method. There is not a known Method which properly handled on a flat bet will n..t win a fair business protit on the maximum risk. There is not a fortune to be made. but. taking that .$."..000 lost wagers and placing ■■nihil .3.1100 in hand for the backbone and coiilidence. there is seven pet cent, profit on the total capital, in the period from April IB to November IS. Go through the year** faTarite* and see how much of 85,000 lost was in the ring at one time. Now - suppose instead of a flat bet there was ated I weekly per rentage advance, requiring no more capital in expert hands, and thai .44u profit foot* up to nearly S3, or alxiul fifteen i er cent, on the 0,001 backbone. Tel this is one of the most inadequate forms of lacing speculation, and therefore chosen as an example. The advclliser evidenlly knows nothing, absoluiely nothing of the game unless — if is merely the preliniiua r.v to an announcement that be has found the pliilosophei •*■ sioue. Which will prove a goldbrick to his clients— whatever it may be to him. Any man with a .satisfactory Method of operation at the Hacks and there are many of them will not sell such information for ,000, 0g ■even] times that amount. It is worth mote to the individual. Further than that, it is his baby." and all ilia! familiar term implies.

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