Twenty-Three Declare in for Elgin Stake Tonight: Aurora Event Will be Run in Two Divisions of Two Dashes Each, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-21


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Twenty-Three Declare In For Elgin Stake Tonight Aurora Event Will Be Run in Two Divisions of Two Dashes Each AURORA DOWNS, Aurora, HI., May 19. — The largest field of horses to declare in for stake events at Aurora Downs this meeting poised a problem for race secretary Ted Leonard for Monday night. A total of 23 horses were dropped into the declaration box for Mondays Elgin Stake, an 18 Class conditioned early closing pace event. As a result, the management divided the event into two divisions, with the draw placing 11 in the first and 12 in the second. In the first division, slated to go post-ward as the fifth and eighth" races, one of the promising 3-year-olds of last season makes his 1951 debut. He is C. D. Shafers Gallant Song, brown horse by Gay Song-Indirect. Last year Gallant Song, trained and driven by Roy Riegle, captured 13 races in 31 starts for an earning power of ,545. He closed out the 50 campaign with a 2:08 win at Toledo, whipping that good pacer The Black Prince. William Evers has the Shafer-owned pacer this year and found his entry drawing the 5-8 post positions for the two trips. Gallant SongN holds a 2:06 record over a half-mile oval. Gallant Song tests his ability against1 the field consisting of Larry Grattan, Jimmy Peter, Barber B., Harvest Pilot, Daisy Mc I Win, McNamara, Earl Siskiyou, Click, Lucky Kyra and Sasha Jane. j In the other division, harness fans will watch -a mare attempt to extend her win streak to four and possibly five straight. The sharp pacing mare is Goose Isjand, winner of her last three outings. The four-year-old Brookdale bay appears to be at her best and railbirds predict a bright future for the young pacer. Goose* Island, however, will have her work cut out in the sixth and ninth races on the card.. B: -i ielcj is composed pjj Jin- ville, Justice Court, Chief Brooke, Miss Castle, Miss Shine-A-Mite, Myrtle Truax, Lottie Pointer, Volo W., Handy Fashion, Scott Brainerd and Dan Cupid. Emmitt Hoffees Myrtle Truax scored an impressive win in 2:03 in her previous start and can easily be the one to cause the most trouble in this division. Goose Island, trained and driven by Glen Hawkins, drew seventh for the first mile and two for the finale. Myrtle Truax will have it a bit rough in the first, coming out of the 12 post position. But, in the ninth race, the four-year-old Donald Truax bay mare has the pole. Post-time for the first, race is 18: 30 p., m.

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