Public Interest in Jumping Sport Continues to Grow, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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_ Public Interest in Jumping Sport Continues to Grow DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June i 24.— Figures just released by the United Hunts Racing Association, covering the first two weeks of racing here, show that public interest continues to „grow in the 5 jumping sport. A total of 41,817 has been bet so far this year on the Delaware " chasers. This is an increase of almost ,-000 • over a comparative period in 1956. The percentage of winning favorites also , shows a steady gain as three ouf of five k public choices won during the second week of the meeting. This, combined with two in the opening week, gives an over-all record of 50 per cent of winning favorites in the first 10 races. In-the-money figures were equally impressive, with eight "chalkers" coming in either first, second or third. A glance at the flat-track record shows that only 29 per cent of the public choices won during: the same period.

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