Change Coming At Tampa: Management Considering Plan For Taking Charge Of The Ring.; Only Three Bookmakers Cut In at Yesterdays Drawing and Association Puts On Book to Help Handle Big Volume of Play., Daily Racing Form, 1910-01-11


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CHANGE COMING AT TAMPA MANAGEMENT CONSIDERING PLAN FOE TAK ING CHARGE OF THE RING Only Three Bookmakers Cut In at Yesterdays Draw ¬ ing and Association Puts On Book to Help Handle Bigr Volume of Play Tampa Fla January 10 One of the greatest dis ¬ appointments that the numagenient of the Tampa Bay track lias had to experience came this afternoon when only three layers applied for positions to post odds It had been expected that at least eight would avail themselves of the opportunity The as ¬ sociation to prevent the three layers from reaching an agreement on prices put on a Look under the supervision of diaries Waltring The play ac ¬ cording to reports was the best in weeks and waa of si volume that could not 1 e handled satisfactorily by the inadequate number of bookmakers The harvest at the close of business was a heavy one Present conditions with virtually no bookmakers hero to operate cannot exist long and an important conference of the directors is scheduled for tonight to devise ways and means for remedying existing conditions It has been suggested that the manage ¬ ment take over the ring and operate it on the lines along which the Fort Erie and Windsor rings were conducted under the PurmcrHendrie regime This may be done hut ttie association is most of all de ¬ sirous of avoiding the syndicating of the betting ring Should they however take over the ring their first act would be to increase the purses and add substantially to them if conditions justify such action Had the association been running the ring this afternoon its profits would have exceeded 5000 5000Surprises Surprises came thick and fast during the after ¬ noon many of the bestbacked horses being beaten in handy fashion by outsiders The exception was Earl of Richmond at 1 to 3 in the closing dash His escape from defeat was bv the narrowest mar ¬ gin Tom Dolan Nebulosus Bonebrake and Vamos were the other favorites that failed failedAfter After Stromelands defeat in the fourth race he was claimed by E Cottrell for 450 Escutcheon owneil by E Cottrell was hid up 100 over her entered price of 300 J S Ward did the bidding in retaliation for the recent runnp of Edwin 1r Es ¬ cutcheon was retained by her owner ownerW W H Fizer returned today from Jacksonville where he had gone to attend a meeting of the South ¬ ern Jockey Club He reported that at least fifty horses would be shipped here from Jacksonville some time this week In the lot will be about twentyfive twoyearolds of which Jacksonville has a surfeit Todays surfeitTodays attendance compared well with any former gathering at the track The tourist season is now well on and firsttime visitors to the course are plentiful

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