Toro Purse Draws Porters Broom: Ankenbauer Racer after Repeat Win, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Toro Purse Draws Porters Broom Ankenbauer Racer After Repeat Win Has Famous Shake as Entry Mate Today at Washington, While Facing Seven Rivals WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., May 22.— Racing secretary Larry Bogen-schutz came up with an especially attractive mid-week card for tomorrows Lincoln Fields program at Washington Park. Featuring the program is the Toro Purse, a six-furlong dash which brings out some .of the better horses of the older division. They include Ray Ankenbauers Porter Broom and Famous Shake, Eugene Con-stantins Prop and Phut Vendor, Reverie Knoll Farms French Admiral, Saf fir Brothers Dr. Ole Nelson, Bernice Irvins Diamond Lane, Ben Endovinas Countess In, and Shady Brook Farms Clevelander. Porters Broom, the former Detroit champion, now seven, has done some of his best racing on Chicago tracks. He was a winner at the Lincoln Fields meeting last year, also won at Arlington Park, where he beat Two Lea, Ocean Drive, Ponder and others. He won his first and only start of the current season, at Churchill Downs on May 2 in the Brown Hotel Purse. His stablemate, the hard-hitting filly, Famous Shake, finished third to Ky. Colonel in her first 1951 start at Churchill Downs last week. Both Porters Broom and Famous Shake were bred by the Chicago restaurateur, Ray Ankenbauer, at his Meadow Brook Farm on Big Sink Road, near Versailles, Ky. Won 1950 Hawthorne Gold Cup - Dr. Ole Nelson, winner of the Hawthorne Gold Cup last fall, also made one appearance under • silks this season, finishing fourth to Ky. Colonel, Shadows Start, and Famous Shake. Props latest appearance was in the Crete Handicap last Saturday in which he finished fourth behind Roman Bath. Prop won the Myrtlewood Handicap last year, placed in several other stakes. His stablemate, Pnut Vendor, has been knocking at the door all season/ having finished second twice and never failing to get part of the purse in each of his seven starts. French Admiral has been a hard-luck horse throughout his career. He has placed in several stakes and is a better horse than his record shows on paper. Diamond Lane won three of her six starts last year. Countess In and Clevelander are popular performers in Chicago, each .having a big following. Tommorws program also includes the Marica Purse, at six furlongs, for three-year-old fillies. The following were entered: Kissable, Petasus, Staggering In, Well Worth It, Native Valor, Pensive Lady, Fleeterthan, Alana and Some Friend.

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