"Washing Out" the Bookmakers, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-02


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"WASHING OUT" THE BOOKMAKERS In England early in the present racing season about ten thousand munition workers, whose high wages enabled them to have plenty of money, fancied when they had to give up their war jobs that a more easy and pleasant way of making money would be to become bookmakers. Their presence on the courses has added considerably to the chaotic conditions prevailing. But they are not likely to be stayers. It is computed that they were washed out at the rate of 500 a week and had almost disappeared by the end of September. Not more than thirty survivors were then in action and half of the thirty were 0:1 financial crutches.

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