Crowd of 8,000 on Hand for Ak-Sar-Ben Inaugural, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Crowd of 8,000 on Hand ; For Ak-Sar-Ben Inaugural AKrSAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., May 22. — Boob, a seven-year-old gelding from the stable of E. R..Cowey accounted for the first race of the 1951 season before a crowd of 8,000 here this afternoon, when he romped" home an easy victor by four lengths over Captain Fay to win the homebred five-furlong dash. The Cowey color-bearer, ridden by Tom Osment, went to the front in the first few strides and, being far the best, took a long lead on the first turn and, under a hand ride, held his advantage to the end. Captain Fay was much the best of the others, being second by five lengths over the favorite, Netherlands. The latter broke very slowly and was bothered on the backstretch. He closed a lot of ground after getting racing room. Time for the five furlongs was :59%. The winner, being favorite, paid .40, .40, .00, The second event was won by Phantom Devil, who races in the silks of J. W. Taylor. Ridden by jockey Harold Walker, Phantom Devil was well rated off the pace in the early stages and held on well in the final drive to beat Vornado by a nose. The latter finished a short nose in front of the gamely closing Loma Mar Kate. The Daily Double returned 7.20.

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