Racing Conditions in Australia, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-17


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RACING CONDITIONS IN AUSTRALIA. Referring to the opening of another flat race season in Australia, the "Australasian" says: "There is no doubt about racing being overdone, but as long as the present prosperity continues teople will have money to spend on amusements, and racing clubs and proprietaries will flourish. The clubs, of course, give all the money they make to stakes and improvements. Some of the proprietary clubs unfairly generous to owners, but the majority give no more than they can help. In Victoria, racing is not so much overdone as in some of the other states. A limit was fixed under the last gambling act, but now and then political influences cause another date to be added 1o the fixtures. Coiinlrr racing is plentiful, but it has lost its old position since the town aud suburban clubs have given it the go-by in the matter of stakes. Imported horses are starting the new season well. The continued success of horses from England must be rather disconcerting to breeders of yearlings. However, the best horses in England are not to be bought, and the imported ones cannot win our classics, because they are not entered."

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