Maumee Downs Meet Shows 30 per Cent Gain in Handle, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01


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Maumee Downs Meet Shows M£Pef%eritGa1niri Handle MAUMEE DOWNS, Maumcc, Ohio, ■ April 30: — Ralph Matkin, president of the.ToIedo-Maumee Raceways, and his associates are elated at the public response to the sport at this oval under the new management; The mutuel handle for the first six days last year at this plant, which formerly ran as Fort Miami, was 06,168, while the total for the same period this year Is ,130,139, an increase of approximately 30 per cent. This is the largest increase in handle at any track in the country and the approximate increase in attendance is 100 per cent to date. • Maumee Downs draws most of its patrons from Detroit, which is only a short distance Away and buses take the fans directly to the track at Maumcc daily and return to the Motor City after the races.

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