Bashford Manor Stakes May Bring Out Fifteen: Track Record Holder, Robust, to Compete with Mals Boy and Rube, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


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Bashford Manor Stakes May Bring Out Fifteen Track Record Holder, Robust, to Compete With Mais Boy and Rube CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 9. — Racing secretary Fred Burton today listed 15 two-year-olds as probable starters in the forty-ninth running of the Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs Saturday. First run in 1902, the five-furlong 0,000 added stakes for colt and geldings has been run each year without interruption. Included among the probable starters is Harry Trotseks Robust, who Monday broke the 38-year-old track record established May 20, 1912, by Yankee Notions, and equaled by Ruddy Light in 1923* and by Royal Pam in 1938. Dennis Long, a son of George A. Long, founder of Bashford Manor Farm for which the place Is named, will present the trophy, to the winning "owner. The founder oX Bashford Manor was prominent In Churchill Downs affairs. He was a onetime director of the organization, owned two Kentucky Derby winners, Azra in 1892 and Sir Huon in 1905. Longbred both of his own winners and also bred Manuel, winner of the 1899 Kentucky Derby. Probable starters listed by the racing secretary are: Left Bank, The Gink, Anns Fox, Hawthorn, Mais Boy, Rube, Flying Bold, Inky Racer, Pur Sang, Fighting Back, Revokar, Mesabi, Kings Hope, Ken, Robust.

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