Wagering at Ohio Tracks Up 4 Per Cent in April: Both Ascot Park and Fort Miami Raced During Same Month in 53, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Wagering at Ohio Tracks Up 4 Per Cent in April AprilBoth Both Ascot Park and Fort Miami Raced During Same Month in 53 53COLUMBUS COLUMBUS Ohio May 7 Daily aver ¬ age wagering at Ohio tracks in April this year revealed an an increase of approxi 1 mately four per cent over the daily average wagering at Buckeye courses for the cor ¬ responding period a year ago j jThe The same two tracks Ascot Park and Fort Miami that were in operation in April this year were also in business during the month of showers in 1953 1953Last Last year in April Ascot ran 101 races in 12 days while Fort Miami offered 97 races in 11 days This year Ascots April schedule consisted of 122 races in 15 days and Fort Miamis docket showed 98 races in 12 days daysThe The daily average Wagering handle for the two Ohio tracks this year in April was 193914 against 186533 for the same month last year yearTaken Taken as a race averages Ohioans bet an average of 23344 per event in April this year as contrasted with 21669 in 1953 1953Buckeye Buckeye fans wagered a total of 5235 670 on the horses last month against 4 290249 for April 1953 1953The The Ohio treasury benefitted to the ex ¬ tent of 24997080 in taxes on parimutuel wagering for April almost three times as much as the 8871759 gleaned in April 1953 Responsible in a large measure for the pronounced increased is the hike on parimutuel wagering The higher tax on betting went into effect May 12 1953 1953Daily Daily average wagering at Ascot Park was up 10 per cent during April this year The 1954 daily average was 228654 against 209241 in 53 53Ascots Ascots race average also showed a defi ¬ nite upswing Patrons of the Akron course bet 28194 per race in April this year as compared with 24860 in 1953 1953Fort Fort Miamis daily average was down approximately six per cent 150489 to 161759 However the single race average jumped from 18344 to 18427 18427The The April sport at Ascot Park last year reaped 5385289 for the state while this year the Buckeye treasury was bolstered to the extent of 16632359 16632359At At Fort Miami the state tax on pari mutuels amounted to 8364721 in April this year against 3486470 for the same month in 53 53Ascot Ascot Park fans wagered a gross of 3 429806 in April this year while the April betting at the same track in 53 aggregated 2510896 2510896The The Fort Miami April wagering this year totalled 1805864 slightly better than the 1779353 aggregate for the same month in 1953

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