Shawnee Squaw Returns to Action: Lassie Winner Has Seven Filly Rivals, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-04


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% * Shawnee Squaw Returns to Action Lassie Winner Has Seven Filly Rivals Staggering In, On Velvet, Pensive Lady and Lyceum Face Sunningdale Farm Miss WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 2. — The Arlington Lassie winner, Shawnee Squaw, makes her first 1951 appearance Monday when she meets seven other three-year-old fillies in the six-furlong Anita Peabody Purse, which features another attractive Lincoln Fields program at Washington Park. Shawnee Squaw, a brown daughter of Burg-El-Arab, out of Dear Virginia, started only three times in her career. She won her first start last year, came back to win the Lassie, then finished fourth in the Princess Pat Stakes at Washington Park. Shawnee Squaw, bred by George H. Knapp and running under the name of his Sunningdale Stable, is trained by Howard "Babe" Wells, Despite her rather abbreviated record she was regarded as one of the best two-year-old fillies of 1950 and earned 7,315. Scheduled to meet Shawnee Squaw are two who were scratched from todays sixth race, On Velvet and Pensive Lady. The latter has started 12 times this year, won two, and failed on only four occasions to get a piece of the purse. She began in claiming races and has gradually moved up in class. She is a daughter of the Kentucky Derby winner, Pensive, sire of Ponder and Fanfare. In her three starts at this meeting she got two seconds and one third. On Velvet, by Menow — Blue Velvet, was a consistent filly last year at two, has started only twice this year, her best effort being a fourth at Keeneland. Staggering In Recent Victor Opposing the aforementioned trio? will be .Herman Bryants Staggering In, recent winner here; Brown Hotel Stables Fleeter-than; Carleton Clays Lyceum; Docility, owned by F. Zid, and Ray Wilkinsons. Trick Flier. The latter started only once at two and was unplaced. She won her "first start of the current year at Hot Springs by three lengths, beating 11 others. In her next start, which was at Washington Park, she was unplaced behind Lady of Time. Lyceum, by Bull Lea — Colosseum, by Ariel, has started three times this season, winning one, finishing third in the other two. The Anita Peabody Purse shapes up as a fitting tribute to the daughter of Luke McLuke for which the race is named. Anita Peabody, foaled in Illinois, was one of the best fillies to appear in the first half of the twentieth century. Her victories included the Joliet Stakes at Lincoln Fields and the Belmont Futurity. In the latter she beat her stablemate, Reigh Count, who became the leading three-year-old in 1929.

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