Columbus Sport Consistent: Favorites Hold Their Own at Three Quarter Mile Beulah Park Track in Ohio, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-26


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COLUMBUS SPORT CONSISTENT Favorites Hold Their Own at Three-Quarter Mile Beulah Park Track in Ohio. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 25. Racing was extremely formful in the first twelve days of the meeting of twenty-five days at the Beulah Park Jockey Club course. Figures prepared by racing secretary Em-mett A. Hileman show that in the eighty-five races that were contested on the dozen programs, no less than forty-two favorites came home in front of their fields. That is just a fraction shy of 50 per cent. Favorites have scored at all distances over the three-quarters mile track, upon which the mile races are run out of chute. On one afternoon of the past week six of the seven races saw favorites scoring, and in the other the second choice was the winner. During the first twelve days of the meeting there were eleven horses that were made odds-on choices of the public, and of these five performed in winning style. Three of the odds-on favorites finished second and but two out of the money. Indication of the formful character of the racing also is found in the number of horses that have scored repeat victories. Over a dozen charted two victories in the first twelve days of the meeting, and one, Felawake, tallied three in as many starts. This four-year-old son of Felstead broke the "track record for six furlongs in his third victory. With few exceptions the horses that have scored in the Beulah Park meeting thus far will remain in Ohio for their summer racing. Most of the victors already have been booked for the thirteen-day meeting at Northampton Park, Akron, which will open Saturday, June 13, one week after the close of spring racing at Beulah Park.

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