New York Betting Situation Unchanged.: Recently Closed Brighton Beach Stakes Declared Off--Modifications Asked of Owners., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-17


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NEW YORK BETTING SITUATION UNCHANGED I Recently Closed Brighton Beach Stakes Declared Off Modifications Asked of Owners New York June 10 The situation at Gravesend remains practically unchanged from yesterday with the one important exception that the layers taking the cue from acting district attorney Elders declara ¬ tion that a verbal betting between individuals is not a violation of the law proceeded to do business on a credit business openly right at the start The police however have orders to arrest any person making a bet or receiving one and George Cafferet ton a wellknown layer was taken into custody immediately after laying Pack McKcnna SO to 50 against Simon Pure in the steeplechase As the offi ¬ cers were leading Cafferetton away McKenna re ¬ turned and declared the bet off There were no other developments of importance today It may be assumed as filial that no more Indiscriminate arrests will be made The police anil sheriffs deputies wen there as usual to arrest violators of the re ¬ cently enacted antibetting law but their mission was unproductive of results with the solitary excep ¬ tion mentioned notwithstanding that probably a ma ¬ jority of the goodly crowd present speculated more or less on the outcome of every one of the six races decided during the afternoon afternoonA A general belief exists that the AgnewHart anti racing bill can and will be beaten in the courts courtsWhen When an erroneous announcement was made dur ing the day that the governor of Louisiana had vetoed the antiracing bill in that state a scene of great rejoicing ensued ensuedChristopher Christopher Fitzgerald president of the Brighton Beach Racing Association announced at Gravesend today tlat the nominations received to the Tri ¬ umph rndcrgraduate hantilly and Sunshine Stakes advertised to close on Juno 15 had been returned to the nominators and that these impor ¬ tant fixtures had been declared off offMr Mr Fitzgerald also sent the following communi ¬ cation to every nominator to stakes offered by the association he represents The recent repeal of the PercyGray law lias made it doubtful whether racing can be continued in the state of New York on the high plane which it has occupied for many years This association intends making every possible effort to keep the sport alive and with that end in view we ask you to assist us by signing the enclosed consent permitting us should necessity arise to modify or withdraw any stakes of this association already closed xv Owners followingThe are then asked to sign the following The undersigned having entered a horse for competition in one or more stake races advertised by the Brighton Beach Racing Association under cer ¬ tain conditions hereby consent that the said associa ¬ tion may cancel said stake races or modify the terms or conditions of said stake races in such manner as it deems best If the terms or condi ¬ tions of said stakes or any or cither of them be modified the said association shall reduce the en ¬ trance fee starting fee and forfeits in proportion to the reduction of the amount to be added by the said association in said stakes or such of them as may be reduced reducedMr Mr Fitzgerald said If horsemen will cooperate with us we will nui off the very best meeting pos ¬ sible under existing conditions conditionsThe The stewards of the Coney Island Jockey Club will hold a meeting tomorrow and decide the value of the purses to be given at the coining meeting meetingThe The personal liberty league formed by George II Smith of 05 Kingston avenue Brooklyn has met with tremendous success Already thousands of let ¬ ters from the best class of people containing assur ¬ ances of sympathy and offers of assistance to main ¬ tain racing on its former high plane have been re ¬ ceived

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