Winns View of Eastern Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-08


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WINNS VIEW OF EASTERN RACING. Cincinnati. O.. November 7. Matt J. Winn, manager of the New ILouisvIlIe and Empire City race tracks, who arrived here today, is not overenthusi-astlc about the turf situation in New York. Said Mr. Winn: "All conjectures aB to a continuance of the sport under any conditions are premature until the cases now pending are decided on appeal. These, of course, relate to oral betting and were acted upon favorably by the lower courts in the early part of the season. Under any circumstances racing in the east has been set back for many years. If It Is carried on at all next season It will Jje under conditions of no largo stakes, nurses of moderate value and limited speculation, even if that is permissible. At the present time the entire matter is one of guesswork and it will probably be three or four months before we will know where we are. The era of big stakes, for the present, at least, is past. We will have to begin all over again and build up the prestigo of thc sport as best we can,"

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