English Are Getting Up to Date, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-01


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ENGLISH ARE GETTING UP TO DATE. The demand for speedier and more equitable settlement of contested wagers in England has caused the Committee of Tattersalls, which controls and regulates the betting in that country, to make an important change Iu rule 4 of the betting rules. While the Jockey Club takes no ollieial notice of betting, it is stated that before this change was made it was submitted to the Stewards and approved by them. Rule 4 originally reads: "If no objection is lodged within seven days of the race, exclusive of the day on which the race is run, bets go to the horse placed first by the judge, and the settling, except in cases of fraud, shall not be disturbed. If an objection is made within the said time bets go witli the stakes." It now reads as follows: "If no objection Is lodged within a quarter of an hour after the winner has weighed in, bets, except in cases which iu the opinion of the Committee are cases of fraud, go to the horse placed lirst by the judge. If an objection is lodged within the said time, and in cases which iu the opinion of the Committee are cases of fraud, bets go with the stakes." "The Committee of Tattersalls in revising Rule 4 of the RuIps of Betting has shown a consideration for the proletariat which will be much appreciated," says the London Sporting Life. "Owing to belated objections the humbler followers ot racing have on several occasions recently found themselves between the devil and the deep sea. In more than one case bookmakers in the silver ring have found themselves called upon to pay over two horses, and this the new rule will do something to prevent. Now, unless objection is made within fifteen minutes of the winning horses weighing in, the bets will go to the horse which is placed lirst by the. judge, unless. In the opinion of the Committee, the case is one of fraud. In the latter event bets will go with the stakes. Those who bet ready money will now know their position more certainly than they did before. After an interval of a quarter of an hour settlement will take place presuming no objection has been laid, and in no event will this lie disturbed unless fraud is alleged anil proved to the satisfaction of the Committee. It should have a salutary effect in putting an end to the position which has so frequently arisen owing to an objection being laid after the little men have settled their current accounts."

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