Mutuels A Success At Electric Park., Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-04


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MUTUELS A SUCCESS AT ELECTRIC PARK The Baltimore News makes this comment on the meeting just ended at Klectrlc Park ParkThe The meeting just closed was conceded on all hands to be one of the best ever given on a half inlls track The quality of the horses engaged was unusually good for a small track and the racing was spiritedThe clean and spirited The meeting was notable from tlie fact that it marked the introduction of the tmitnel system of betting on tlie halfmile tracks and in a measure settled the question of the success of the iron men at the smaller courses coursesIn In general it may IKJ said that the result at Electric Park demonstrates that the machines can he operated with a fair margin of profit on tlie halfmile tracks While no such large returns may be expected as under the old system especially when operated by a syndicate book a reasonable business profit can liardlv fail to IK realized Elec ¬ tric Park started cut with handling aliout 25000 a day in the machines and wound up by taking in l MH 0 or nearly so for each of the last two days When daysWhen the public becomes educated to this method of betting the play will largely increase AH the owners of the tracks will have to do is to provide good programs and the public will do the rest The winning tickets showed big results The breaks were such that under the old system the bookmaker would have gathered in all the moncv and had the public bankrupt With the iron men however the roll keeps passing around and what is ones loss is anothers gain gainThe The horsemen now scatter for all points A large delegation will ship to Canada and take in the half mile circuit A few will go to Belmont Park with tlie hope of getting into a cheap race and winning something Mike Kelly will ship his string to Bel ¬ mont Park Mr Kelly has added couple of jump ¬ ers Essex and a green one to his stable and will make a dash into the crosscountry game

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