Mrs. Burright Will Drive Polkadot in Pace Tonight: Veteran Woman Drivers Charge Won Last 1950 Start at Aurora, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-15


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a 4 MRS. FORREST BURRIGHT— Drives in and her first race of the season tonight at ■£ Aurora Downs. 0 of 1 j a 4 and ■£ 0 of Mrs. Burright Will Drive ! Polkadot in Pace Tonight Veteran Woman Drivers Charge Won Last 1950 Start at Aurora AURORA DOWNS, Aurora, 111., May 14. —Mrs. Forrest Burright, more commonly referred to as just Grandma Burright, will II make her first start of the 1951 season in F the sixth race at Aurora Downs Tuesday night. The ever-popular Mrs. Burright, queen t of the Burright clan, will pilot her own v pacer, Polkadot. The five-year-old Mc I Win bay mare, with a half-mile mark of 2:081/5, closed out her 1950 campaign with S triumph over Chief Taylor and C.F.R. over a muddy track at Aurora last fall. In addition to annexing her finale of b last season, Pokadot entered the winners r circle on seven other occasions to amass an earning power of ,740. The promising t pacer makes her first test against six experienced campaigners, namely, Chester Mc, Time Counts, Duskydale, Key Ring, w Caroline Abbe and Miss Woodland. Key p Ring will be making his 1951 bow along F with Pokadot in this mile event. Goose Island, who finished in a dead- pi heat for top honors with Victory Jacky in the first dash of the Streator Pace on May and then came back in the second trip a to handily whip Victory Jacky for the G over-all purse, gets an opportunity to ex- B tend her streak to three straight in the seventh race. . The Glen Hawkins-trained and -piloted Hi Brookdale mare, owned by W. J. Paisel, Western Springs, 111., has earned ,002 Jj - _ , i 1 j j 1 1 3 1 i ! _ i in five starts at the Downs this season, j She drew second post position Tuesday « night and will face Chief Brooke, Pro- ! rogue, Harvest Pilot, Gene Hayes, Little Winifred W. and Mr. D. Grattan. In Gene Hayes, harness enthusiasts will be watching a horse which is undefeated in two 1951 outings. The six-year-old Dominion Grattan chestnut had no trouble • disposing of fields in his two trips to date. However, Tuesday night, owner-driver Dee Stover will have his work cut out when he faces Goose Island and the rest of the field. 1 In this event, Chief Brooke, Harvest I Pilot and Mr. D. Grattan will be making C their initial starts of the campaign. I Race secretary Ted Leonard has arranged a nine-race program, of which seven races will be paces. The second and third races on the card are the only trots of the evening. Post time for the first race is 8:30 p. m. !

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