Rips Luck after Third Straight Maumee Score: Meets Tenzing and Annette in Mile and 70 Yards Detroit Cap, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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Rips Luck After Third Straight Maumee Score Meets Tenzing and Annette in Mile and 70 Yards Detroit Cap By T. J. MULLIGAN MAUMEE DOWNS, Maumee, Ohio, May 2. — The Toledo-Maumee Raceways, Inc., operators of, this mile course, can boast the highest increase in attendance and handle in the country in comparison with last years figures. The exact increase in handle is 40 per cent and the attendance has more than doubled, being 101 per cent over last years crowds during the first eight days of the meeting. The largest crowd of the meeting to date is anticipated Saturday afternoon and Joe Kelly, veteran mutuels chieftain, has his staff geared to handle the throng expected to attend to witness the nine-race program. Television sets will not be in evidence as in the past to enable the patrons to view the Kentucky Derby. Racing secretary Jack Klucina has carded an excellent program with the Detroit Handicap as the featured offering. None in all have been named, including an entry, to match strides at one mile and 70 yards. The ,400 purse will be divided with 50 to first, 00 to second, 00 to third and the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth horses to receive 0 each. O. G. Smiths Rip Luck appears to hold a powerful hand in the Detroit Handicap. Rip Luck, who accounted for the Inaugural Handicap, and the Toledo Handicap last Saturday, will carry the top impost of 119 pounds and should be capable of making it three in a row. Tenzing, who is owned and conditioned by William Allan, will shoulder 114 pounds in the Detroit and may extend Rip Luck to the utmost. The Allan representative scored an easy victory here last Tuesday, registering by eighth lengths in a one mile and 70 yards test, while Rip Lucks pair of victories were in sprint events. Annette, an eight-year-old mare owned and trained by W. E. Tinkham, was victorious in a 6 furlongs sprint, here a few days ago and on the basis of that showing merits consideration in Saturdays feature. She will tote 110 pounds. H. L. Stradleys Terry Wave finished second to the highly-regarded Grecian Maid recently and may be dangerous tomorrow. This speedster has been alloted 111 pounds. Completing the field for the Detroit Handicap are J. Cebulas Als Call, 109 pounds: R. W. Seegers Oddkap, 113: C. P. Davis Unavailable, 107, and M. A. Gearys Westbunty, who is the" lightweight in the group with 106.

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