Ak-Sar-Ben Announces Increase in Purses: Attendance, Handle Up over 53; Nine in Todays Audubon Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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Alc-Sar-Ben Announces Increase in Purses Attendance, Handle Up Over 53; Nine in Todays Audubon Purse By J. R. BATTY Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 7. Good racing cards and favorable weather have produced an increase over lastyear in attendance and handle at this popular Douglas County oval, and as the meeting goes into its fifteenth day of its 35 racing programs, general manager J. J. Isaacson announced that the horsemen will benefit by increased purses. Isaacson has elevated minimum purse award to the fifth finishing horse from 0 to 0 and stated that the minimum purse award for the remainder of the session will be ,650. Although no set standard has been established, increases in purse distribution averaging 00 and ,000 daily will be made, to races calling for the minimum up to ,500. Tuesdays Ladies Day program of eight honoring a city in the neighboring state of Iowa. The main attraction, slated as the sixth race, is a f ive-furlpng dash and offers a purse of ,575. Nine horses are listed overnight to provide the interest. The field in the feature includes John Aabergs Top View PeppernSalt, owned in partnership by Rorick and Lane; Line Driver, belonging to E. K. Carey; J. P. Neals Lucky Post, G. Thompsons Befuddle, J. Clairs Raritan, I. R. Sallees Mr. Favor; Royal Tootsie, owned by the combined interest of Cascio and Nicotero, ai.d Mrs. F. Whitings Eternal Sam. Royal Tootsie competed in z. dash of the same distance on Saturday and took down fifth money. In with only 98 pounds in her engagement Tuesday, Royal Tootsie could make every post a winning one. She displayed good early speed in the band she faced on Saturday and she may have needed the outing to reach peak form. Mr. Favor was slightly overmatched in his recent outing, but gave a good account of himself. Performing at six furlongs with such as Styles Dream, Hy-Ill Go and Calloway K., Mr. Favor was defeated by five lengths for the top portion of the purse. . Peppern Salt is making her first appearance under silks of the meeting in this race. This seven-year-old daughter of Dogaway Grey Weather was a frequent winner over the local strip last season with about the same type -she is racirig in this encounter.

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