MRS. D. HAIRSTON
BARRINGTON, R. I.
"I know one who died broke. He committed suicide when he lost all his money. Some he lost in business and the rest on the horses. The day before he died, he gave my husband $50 and asked him to place it on a certain horse. He and the horse lost on the same day."
ROBERT G. JOHNSON
"The legend is nonsense. The serious horse players accumulate a lot of money. A flock of them have the game beaten, but they work at it. They know breeding and records and they study form sheets. At the trotters, form stands up 40%, year after year."
NEW YORK CITY
"Not always. Horse players are a happy lot. They own Cadillacs one season and ride subways the next. When they lose, they always come up with fresh money. One parlayed $2 into $6,000, then lost it on one race. 'How did you do?' asked his wife. 'Blew the deuce,' he replied."
MRS. PEGGY CRAW
"There are four types of horse players. The first runs and bets his own horses. The second bets for fun. The third waits for a spot to bet. If he loses, he won't bet to get even. He waits for another spot. The fourth is the gambler who bets horses like blackjack. He dies broke."