Attendance, Mutuel Gains at Laurel: ,053,320 Daily Average Handle; Per Diem Turnstile Count Of 12,526; Bishop, Bond, Grant, Oligarchy Leaders, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-07


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OLIGARCHY Winner of the 28725 Laurel Handicap i ie i e Mutuel Gains at Laurel 1053320 Daily Average Handle HandlePer Per Diem Turnstile Count Of 12526 Bishop Bond Grant Oligarchy Leaders LeadersBy By Staff Correspondent The 29day Laurel meeting March 31 tc May 3 saw an increase in both attendant and mutuel handle statstics released to day by DAILY RACING FORM reveal The pe diem turnstile count was 12526 an iricreas of 406 per day over 1957 while the dail average mutuel play was 1053320 or 2514 from the 1050806 figure for las spring springThe The biggest day of the session from ar attendance standpoint was April 26 whei 21928 fans attended and wagered 1676 313 The top mutuel play took place Apri 19 when 1697464 went through the ma chines The attendance on the latter dat was 21392 21392Laurels Laurels alltime attendance record is 33 615 set on Washington D C Internationa day in 1956 Its best mutuel play was re corded on March 17 1954 when 1982521 was wagered New Daily Double Pool Record RecordA A new Daily Double mutuel pool record of 194244 was set on April 26 this better ¬ ing the 188888 of the previous Saturday Both figures represent new alltime Mary ¬ land highs highsOne One of the highest Daily Double returns in the history of the track came on May 2 when the combination of Red Arrow and Tax Cut paid 306580 for 2 Red Arrow paid 14500 straight and Tax Cut 2280 Laurels top Dialy Double payoff took place October 13 1949 when the combination of Devotedly and Diana Lee paid 352780 352780There There were six stakes run at the meet ¬ ing with the 28725 Laurel Handicap the main event This race was won by Brook meade Stables Oligarchy who nosed out Mrs Ethel D Jacobs Paper Tiger to take down the winners purse of 19650 As a result Oligarchy Was the leading money winning horse of the meeting with the Laurel purse as his total earnings for the meeting meetingA A J Bullocks Mickey Boy winner of three events including the Maryland Derby ranked second with 18275 Backbone who won the Chesapeake in the Boncrist Farm silks was third with 16800 Sharpsburg victor in the Capitol Handicap and one other race was next with 11900 while Trico from the William Hal Bishop stable and a threetime winner at the meet fol ¬ lowed with 11400 11400Derby Derby for Homebreds Carded CardedRun Run for the first time this spring was the Maryland Derby restricted to Mary ¬ landfoaled threeyearolds and which was decided Saturday the same day on which the Kentucky Derby was renewed at ehurchilf Downs DownsBishop Bishop made a runaway for leading moneywinning owners honors his stable earning 81955 almost three times as much as his closest rival Roy E Faircloth whose horses won 28475 Bishops Pem ¬ berton won the Chesapeake Trial and his Bernburgoo the Laurel Spring Turf Handi ¬ cap The Bishop unit in all won 16 races had 18 second and 12 thirds Mrs Dodge Sloanes Brookineade Stable was third with 19650 19650Howard Howard Grant was the top rider with 42 winners As he accepted 134 mounts he had 31 per cent winners Grant also was the leader at the 1957 spring session with 27 tallies to 25 for Joe Culmone Clarence Meaux who rode the winners of the Mary land Derby and Laurel Spring Turf Handi ¬ cap on the closingday card was second with 23 victories followed by Culmone with 17 17Grant Grant rode four winners out of eight mounts on April 16 while Meaux had four winners and only six mounts on May 1 1Bernard Bernard P Bond repeated as leading trainer with 17 wins to 16 for Bishop He headed the list in 1957 with 15 tallies W A Croll Jr was third with eight eightLaurel Laurel statistics follow March 37 fo May 3 29 Days DaysGross Gross distribution 928530 928530Net Net distribution 913000 Daily average net distribution 3148276 3148276Attendance Attendance 363268 363268Daily Daily average attendance 12526 Mutuel handle 30546268 30546268Daily Daily average mutuel handle 1053320 1053320Leading Leading MoneyWinning Owners OwnersOwner Owner 1st 2nd 3rd Won WonW W H Bishop BishopStable Stable Inc 16 18 12 81955 81955Faircloth 81955Faircloth Faircloth R E 7 3 3 28475 28475Brookmeade Brookmeade Stable 1 0 0 19650 19650Bullock Bullock A J 3 00 18275 Boncrist Farm n Friedman J L Bond Mrs B P 5 2 2Carolyn Carolyn K Stable 3 2 2Waters Waters W W 3 1 1Polk Polk H H 22 22Leading Leading Money Winning Horse 1st 2nd Oligarchy 1 0 Mickey Boy 3 0 Backbone 1 0 0i Sharpsburg i 0 TricoPemberton Pemberton Trico Bernburgoo Lindas Dream Scurry Venomous Leading Winning Jockeys Jockey Mts 1st 2nd 3rd Grant H 134 42 19 24 Meaux C 135 23 20 15 Culmone J 107 17 20 14 Korte K 115 12 8 18 Lawless R 70 8 5 4 Gonzalez C ° 5 10 10j Green B j i e Plesa E 52 7 56 Corle R E 73 7 7 9 Monacelli E 86 7 6 11 Chambers A 99 7 14 12 Leading Winning Trainers Trainer Wins Trainer Bond B P 17 Bonsai F A Bishop W H 16 Eklof H S Croll W A Jr 8 Clarke A T 4 Bond J B 7 Ganley W A 4 4Emery Emery L L 7 The following stakes were decided decidedStake Stake Datev Winner Value ValueCapitol Capitol Handicap March 31 Sharpsburg 8000 8000Cherry Cherry Blossom Handicap April 5 5Venomous Venomous 7420 7420Chesapeake Chesapeake Trial Stakes April 12 12Pemberton Pemberton 7 920 920Chesapeake Chesapeake Stakes April 19 Back ¬ bone 16800 16800Laurel Laurel Handicap April 26 Oligar ¬ chy 19650 19650Maryland Maryland Derby May 3 Mickey MickeyBoy Boy 11125 11125Laurel Laurel Spring Turf Handicap May 3 Bernburgoo 8360 8360The The percentage of winning favorites was below normal as shown in the subjoined tabulationNumber tabulation Number of races 232 232Winning Winning favorites 70 70Percentage Percentage of winning favorites 30 30Dead Dead heats for win 2

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