Bookmakers Displaced: Pari-Mutuel System Of Betting Is Installed At Old Pimlico Course.; Innovation Is Naturally Marked By Some Confusion, but Conditions Improve as Racing Progresses--Favorites Fare Well., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-03


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BOOKMAKERS DISPLACED DISPLACEDPARIMUTUEL PARIMUTUEL SYSTEM OF BETTING IS IN ¬ STALLED AT OLD PIMLICO COURSE Innovation Is Naturally Harked By Some Confusion Confusionbut but Conditions Improve as Racing Progresses Favorites Fare Well Baltimore 3Id May 2 For the first time in his ¬ tory of racing nt tli famous old Iimlico track the niutucl system of speculation was exclusively em ¬ ployed UIMMI tho opening of tho spring meeting of the Maryland Jockey Clnli today The change from hookmaking was made in accordance with a ruling of the Italtlinorc County Racing Commission and while there was some little friction during the lirst two rae S matters afterwards passed off smoothly and the general impression was that the milt luls would become popular with local race ¬ goers The volume of money handled increased as the afternoon progressed and as the operators of the system hecanie more familiar with their duties It ojteratiou is sure to progress more smoothly The calculators found it Impossible to give the total amounts handled on the different horses but it is understood that this will be done tomorrow 1he only information obtainable was just what the placed horses paid paidAs As to the racing itself favorites all but swept the card Lord Wells winner of the first race being the only outrider to score scoreItnt Itnt wells ride on Mater was alone responsible for that fillys victory in the second race Ills iTIoils were in glaring contrast to some of his rides at Havre de Grace where his handling of some mounts came in for strong criticism The Bel iiiont youngster Crossbun started out like a winner in tliis race She left the barrier with u great burst of speed and raced into a lead of four or llvo lengths in the first furlong In the homestretch she began to quit and Mater finishing with a great rush just managed to get up in the closing strides to win by a nose Carl noseCarl made his first appearance since the Charleston Charlestonmeeting meeting in the fifth race in which he was asked askedto to iiKKt some fair twoyearolds He showcd a asmashing smashing good performance and won with his cars pricking after making all of his own pace Uncle Jimmie was withdrawn which robbed the race of ofmuch much of Its prospective interest interestAmong Among the interested spectators here this after noun were Col Matt J Winn and Judge Charles F Price They came over from New York this morning to attend the opening and were much pleased with the surroundings They arrived from Europe only a day or two ago after a months trip abroad The object of their visit to the other side was to inspect the working of the mutuel system in France with a view of adding whatever improve ¬ ment they might find to the plant at Churchill Downs Both gentlemen are firmly of the opinion that the mutuel system as developed in this country Is superior to that in operation on the other side The machines are more up to date and the calcula ¬ tions are made with more rapidity They left for Louisville tonight Judge 1rice looks much im ¬ proved in health by his trip to Franco and is ready to Jump back into the harness with the opening of the Churchill Downs meeting meetingM M Daly trainer for A Henry Higginson reports the death of the promising jumper Tom Kirby which was stricken with an attack of colic last night

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