The Commonsensibility Of Betting., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-28


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THE COMMONSENSIBILITY OF BETTING The opposition to racing in New York says Major P P Johnston president of the National Trotting Association and a breeder of thoroughbreds and trotters for many years will not stop racing It may however eliminate some of the objection ¬ able conditions on the race tracks of the present day and will affect the thoroughbred race courses more seriously than the courses used for light harness horses As I gather from the papers and from conversations with thpse visiting Kentucky from the east there is no opposition to racing but to gambling I know that as long as there is racing there is and will be some gambling just as there is In every feature of lifes work for if u ruan wants to speculate ho may bet on the length of a sermon that may be preached next Sunday but because this bet Is made the preachers will not stop preaching A bet may be made on a foot race a croquet game or a lawn tennis game and yet these forms of recreation will not cease because tho bet has heen made

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