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Racing as it is Today
A talk on the progress and improvement of racing, and its presentation as a national entertainment and diversion by Captain Eric Rickman
(' Robin Goodfellow ' of the Daily
Captain Eric Rickman has been a racing journalist for seventeen years. He began on the Sportsman and has been ' Robin Goodfellow ' of the Daily Mail for the last ten years. He spends nearly every racing day on a racecourse, meeting owners, trainers, and jockeys, watching the running of every race with an eye to an interesting ' story' and the future. At the end of the day he telegraphs or 'phones his ' story' (as his contribution is called) from distant meetings or takes it back with him to the office from near-at-hand courses, as he records in his most interesting book 'On and Off the Racecourse ', published this year.
He is to broadcast a talk on the subject he knows inside out, and will discuss among other things the cost of keeping a racehorse in training, the finance and control of racing, and some of the many improvements that have been made for the benefit both of the public and of the great industry of racehorse breeding and racing with which he has been so intimately connected during the last twenty years.
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