Mutuel Increase At Arizona Downs: Daily Handle of 39,513 Recorded; Phoenix Track Slightly Off in Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09


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Mutuel Increase At Arizona Downs DownsDaily Daily Handle of 13951 3 Recorded Phoenix Track Slightly Off in Attendance AttendanceBy By Staff Correspondent Wagering showed an increase at the 37 day Arizona Downs meeting conducted atr the Turf Paradise track outside Phoenix Daily average mutuel handle for thorough ¬ bred racing at the meeting was 139513 DAILY RACING FORM statistics show This marks a gain of 1828 per day over the 1957 session Attendance averaged 3449 a decline of 151 per day from last year yearThe The meeting originally was scheduled for 40 days but three Friday programs were canceled canceledArizona Arizona Downs best day was March 23 when the wagering totaled 197203 The top attendance was 4900 the size of the crowd on March 9 The associations best single day attendance and handle is 5600 and 205597 respectively set on Janu ¬ ary 6 1957 Ekaba Just a Fifth Off Record RecordThe The top event of the meeting was the Ari ¬ zona Downs Handicap on April 20 Agoura Stock Farms Ekaba successful California performer carried 130 pounds to victory and ran the9 furlongs in 148 only one fifth of a second off the track record The Volcanic colt beat King Julian by a length and onequarter and earned a net purse of 3775 3775Call Call Call winner of the Great Southwest Handicap and three other races at the meet ¬ ing led in money won with a total of 5560 Ekaba ranked second with his 3775 hand ¬ icap purse while Cruise Along also a four time winner was third with 3000 Mr and Mrs Peltier owners of Call Call won most money at the session with 8775 to their credit W F Riggs was second with 8170 followed by W D and G Ror ick with 6940 6940A A tie developed for leading riding honors with B Yeager and D Pierce winding up with 34 winners apiece W Branch led the trainers with 16 victories sev n more than D Qrr and W F Briggs had hadArizona Arizona Downs statistics follow followFebruary February 26 to May 4 37 Days Gross distribution 359815 359815Net Net distribution c 357400 357400Daily Daily average net distribution 965946 Attendance estimated 127600 127600Daily Daily average attendance 3449 3449Mutuel Mutuel handle thoroughbred thoroughbredonly only 5161964 5161964I I Daily average mutuel handle 139513 Leading MoneyWinning Owners Owner 1st 2nd 3rd Won WonPeltier Peltier Mr Mrs 7 5 5 8775 8775Riggs Riggs WF 9 5 8 8170 8170Rorick Rorick W D G 5 12 8 940 940Circle Circle K Stable 925 6890 6890Lewis Lewis W J Jr 5 4 5 5095 Leading MoneyWinning Horses Horse 1st 2nd 3rd Won Call Call 411 5560 Ekaba 3775 CruiseAlong 3000 Neltone 2830 Bimelwin 2600 Leading Winning Jockeys Jockey Mts 1st 2nd 3rd 3rdYeager Unp PC Yeager B 199 34 28 17 17Pierce 120 17 Pierce D 215 34 47 34 34Coppernoll 100 16 Coppernoll K 153 23 20 10 10DittfachH 100 15 DittfachH 193 20 24 31 31FreyP 118 10 FreyP 121 20 14 12 12Leading 75 17 Leading Winning Trainers Trainer Wins Trainer Wins WinsBranch Branch W 16 Harrell C COrr Orr D 9 Hodges R RRiggs Riggs WF 9 Kirkpatrick AW 7 7BolenW BolenW 7 Peltier W 7 7Curry Curry J 7 7The The following stakes were decided decidedStake Stake Date Winner Value ValueArizona Arizona Sprint Championship ChampionshipMarch March 23 Neltone 1555 1555Great Great Southwest Handicap April 6 Call Call 1835 1835Desert Desert Derby April 13 Try It 1820 1820Arizona Arizona Downs Handicap April 20 20Ekaba Ekaba 3775 3775Paradise Paradise Valley Stakes April 27 27Kentucky Kentucky Doll 1730 1730Apache Apache Trail Handicap May 4 4Super Super patriot 1510 1510The The percentage of winning favorites was below normal as shown in the subjoined tabulationNumber tabulation Number of races 355 355Winning Winning favorites 104 104Percentage Percentage of winning favorites 29 29Dead Dead heats for win 0 040day 40day meeting originally scheduled three days canceled

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