Fonner Park Registers Record 24,828 Handle: Mutuel Increase 18 per Cent; Ten in Scott Bluff County Fair, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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Fonner Park Registers Record 24,828 Handle Mutuel Increase 18 Per Cent; Ten in Scotts Bluff County Fair By DEAN WILLIAMS FONNER PARK, Grand Island, Nebr.. May 5.— Saturdays record mutuel handle of 24,828 climaxed the largest week in the five-year history of Fonner Park. It was the third Saturday in a row that a capacity crowd wagered an all-time record amount on a nine-race program. On the first" week end of racing, the handle reached 01,000, while a week ago the mutuel figures totalled 10,000. The percentage of mutuel increase now stands at an impressive 18 per cent. The allowance conditions of the Scotts Bluff County Fair Purse, to be run Tuesday, attracted a full, field of 10 horses. Those named to compete over the six and one-half furlongs are Quiz Bang, Isaprince, Hay Whirley, Bobs Reward, Starla, Glory Glory, The Snapper, Reno John, The Dutchman and Mr. Foxie. Ed Luthers The Snapper ran well in his last appearance here. The homebred son of Royal Red and Just Gladys was forced to take up twice in the first quarter of a mile and still finished third behind Barn Dancer and Ill Wait. The Luther gelding has long been one of the top sprinters in this area and, barring the same- poor "racing luck," will be the horse to beat in Tuesdays hedaliner. Starla, owned by Neva Bald, was second last Friday to the highly regarded Laird Star in the Grand Island Elks Purse. She was soundly defeated by the J. E. McFar-land gelding, although there was some good allowance performers in her "wake." There are no horses in the Tuesday feature of the calibre of Laird Star, giving Starla a go6d chance of bettering her Friday endeavor. Starla will aeain be handled by her regular rider, Jerrel Quinn. C. D. Irion will send Glory Golry to the post for his fourth start of the year in the Scotts Bluf County Fair. The son of War Glory, a winner of eight last year, turned in a sparkling performance in his first out here to finish third to Gille Machree and Starla. Glory Glory failed to race up to this impressive first showing in two previous starts, but he is rounding into form and must be given consideration.

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