Run Batavia Stake Pace in Elimination Heats: Total of Twenty-Two Declare in for Aurora Downs Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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I I a s n y A i r Wr§ W- to ti WALTER WELCH — Drives Jane Ann j Can in the Batavia Stake Pace tonight ■ at the Aurora Downs course. I I a s n y r to ti j ■ Run Batavia Stake Pace In Elimination Heats Total of Twenty-Two Declare In for Aurora Downs Feature AURORA DOWNS, Aurora, HI.— With 22 I horses declaring in for the Batavia Stake « Pace, an early closing 24 Class event, race I secretary Ted Leonard arranged for his 1 second elimination heat affair for Aurora j Downs tomorrow night. The large field was divided into 11 in each race with the first five horses in 1 each elimination heat returning for a final trip. Should three different horses win 6 the heats, the three winners will face each ] other in a tenth race to determine the overall trophy victor. In addition to the stake, the Downs lists » crack seven-horse field of trotters to j supplement its top mid-week program. Heading the group is Gene Acres out- standing 4-year-old, Malcolm. The Darnley I J horse established quite a record for him- I j self last season, having amassed an earning mark of 1,746 in 20 starts. As a three- c year-old Malcolm tacked up a mile track t record of 2:03.3. Trainer and driver Art Shaw reports the ; promising trotter training well and ready give the field of Gene Long, Buddy Patchen, Oh Johnny, Duke Volo, Jerry A. n Hanover and Fay Spencer a real battle. Duke Volo is the only campaigner of the lot to have entered the winners circle this / year. The stake pace should provide harness I « I 1 j 1 6 ] » j I J I j c t ; n r enthusiasts with plenty of thrills. The first elimination heat, slated for the fourth race, finds Bud Martin as the sidewheeler to catch. However, the other elimination mile, listed as the fifth race, has a trio * of previous start winners entered. They are Ruth Day, Josephine Song and Jane Ann Can. Judging from the even caliber of horses etnered, there appears as though a fourth heat may be needed to decide upon the f stake winner. j | Billy Arthur, which made such an aus- * picious debut as a trotter last week, will E seek his second straight in the first half of £ the Daily Double. However, should Ernie Smiths two-year-old Gerald OHara leave flat, Billy Arthur may find himself with a horse race. Tony Hal, victor in two short races to date at Aurora Downs, will have his wind tested over the mile route in the eighth 7 race. The "dash hound" finds himself racing against such experienced performers as Caroline Abbe, Captain Eblis, G.W.A., j. Jessie Laurel, Wilson Abbe, Laura Jane £ Tryax and Roy Chenault.

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