Ohio Commissioners Pay Fort Miami Track Visit: Cider, Zumar Take Double Races As Favorites Wind Up Second, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Ohio Commissioners Pay Fort Miami Track Visit Cider, Zumar Take Double Races As Favorites Wind Up Second By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent FORT MIAMI, Maumee, Ohio, May 3. — The Toledo Turf Club, Inc., operators of this Fair Grounds plant, were hosts to upward of 2,500 fans, one of the largest Tues-[ day crowds in the history of racing at this course. Among the many fans in attendance was j the body of the Ohio State Racing . Com -j mission, which met here most of the day j to discuss routine business and more closely j examine the evidence of cases referred to I that organization for further ruling. Zoltan Gombos, chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission, Otto G. Elliott, Thomas R. Lloyd, Harry Hoffheimer and William Cull, the secretary of the group, were in attendance. The weather for the thoroughbred sport was ideal here this afternoon. Unusually ! warm for this time of year but a welcome ! change from the cloudy, cold weather j which prevailed the early part of last week. | The favorite bettors did not fare too well j in the early races. Jockey Howard Craig, who sustained an injured wrist at Oaklawn j in Hot Springs, Ark., accepted his first mount since the accident in the first race I today. Always a "favored son" of the Ohio racing fans, his mount, E. M. Cowans Bull Foot Two was installed a lukewarm choice only to wind up second. F. W. Rodgers and j G. M. Jamesons Cider and jockey Michael . Pan tone took down the major part of the purse. R. S. Guthries Zumar and jockey H. Ploof really surprised the fans in the second race, the second half of the Daily I Double. Ploof sent this aged gelding over the five furlongs in 1:00% and returned 8.20. 9,00 and 5.40 across the board. R. Patnodes Pearls Reward was installed the favorite and again Craig could get no closer than a second. The combination of Cider and Zumar, as a 9-1 sequence, was worth 45.40.

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