Libertyville Meeting Under Way: Good Sport Provided by the Few Horses at the Track--Crowd Not Up to Expectations., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-05


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LIBERTYVILLE MEETING UNDER WAV Good Sport Provided by the Few Horses at tna Track Crowd Not Up to Expectations There was racing at Libertyville yesterday and everything considered good racing on the part of the horses So far as the track was concerned there was excellent going for the horses of which there were none too many at the track some of those re ¬ ported to be there yesterday not having arrived arid several carloads being detained in the Chicago yards yardsArrangements Arrangements for the accommodation and comfort of spectators were of the crudest The stand is a small structure put up for the small crowds attend ¬ ing Llbertyyille trotting meetings and is bang up against the track with nothing like the lawns pro ¬ vided at regular racing tracks It did not matter much yesterday The crowd present did not exceed more than 800 or 900 people and managed to find space for observing the races Anything like a real Ciiicago placeThe crowd would swamp the place The betting was light and was on the mntuel sys ¬ tem with tickets of 2 5 and 10 and 20 provided The machine showed the totals as the betting pro ¬ gressed gressedWith With war tax included the admission was 275 and those who traveled by the St Paul road paid 2 additional for a roundtrip ticket By trolley transportation was less but either way a trip from Chicago noteJ and return made a wreck of a 5 note J S Wallace was the presiding Judge and R M Hennessey was drafted from the crowd present to serve as associate judge that office being among the many items of organization overlooked in the confusion attending the opening James Osborne teat the horses away in good style

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