Percentage Of Winning Favorites., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-16

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PERCENTAGE OF WINNING FAVORITES At two tracks this year over fifty per cent of first choices won their races These unusually high marks were attained at Toronto and Brighton Beach At Toronto nineteen oddson choices won and twelve were beaten At Brighton Beacli thirty won and thirteen were beaten a comparison being in favor of the Beach The tracks showing the lowest per oeiitage of winning first choices were Lexiugtori Latonla Louisville and Windsor the uncertainty attending races contested day after day by big fields of lowclass selling platsrs accounting for their low standing standingTaking Taking the whole racing field and grouping it ppcf ionally the combined percentage of the three Kentucky tracks Lexington Louisville and Latonla was a fraction better than 31 Of the nine east ¬ ern tracks Benning Pimlico Aqueduct Jamaica Belmont Park Sravesend Sheepshead Bay Brighton Beach and Saratoga slightly better than 42 and of the live Canadian tracks Toronto Hamilton Mon ¬ treal Windsor and Fort Eric also slightly over A2 The four winter tracks Oakland Santa Anita City Park and New Orleans Fair Grounds had a com ¬ bined percentage of 38 Normal for the whole country should be between 40 and 41 but the Ktn tiicky tracks have prevented those figures from be ¬ ing maintained tbe total now being a little in ex fess of Below Is given the figures for each track Stu ¬ dents of racing cannot fail to find it Interesting S o Oakland S10 S10Santa 147 3S GO 48 38 Santa Anita Prk514 Prk514City 101 no S 2 40 City Park 270 270Fair IOC 28 20 Fair Grounds US2 US2New Jw 124 IS lin t57 New Louisiana 42 42Benning IS C 2 31 312T Benning 120 120Aqueduct 2T 4 20 12 43 Aqueduct 72 72Lexington Lexington 4 4IMmllco IMmllco 108 108Jamaica Jamaica 72 72Ohiirchill Ohiirchill Downs 13S Itelmoiit Park M MToronto Toronto S2 S2Cnivcsend Cnivcsend 100 100Latonla Latonla 1S 78 21 17 30 Montreal SO SOHamilton 21 22 20 40 40T Hamilton 74 74Sheepshead T 4 3r Sheepshead Bay W 31 1 S 44 Seattle 2SJ 2SJWindsor 111 22 22 34 347L Windsor 11S 11SItrlghton 7L 12 7 32 Itrlghton Beach 120 120Fwt 3 30 13 11 Fwt Erie 101 101Saratoga 3 20 41 Saratoga 00 2 20 12 44

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