New York Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-18


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New York Notes AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 17. Nine horses changed hands via the claiming route during the first nine days of the current meeting, aggregating 3,850. Grantland Rice, noted newspaper columnist and his daughter, Florence, well-known motion picture actress, are visitors I at Aqueduct for a few days. They were on ! hand to see his namesake win the second race on Wednesday. The horse Grant Rice is owned by Henry Lustig, owner of the Longchamps Farm. John B. Campbell, racing secretary and handicapper, is working on the first edition of the Empire City condition book. The Empire City meeting, which opens on June 28, will be held at the Jamaica course. John C. Clark, president of Hialeah Park, who recently returned from a trip to Talfahassee, Fla., attended the races here today. Steeplechase handicapper Fred H. Parks is working on the weights for the ,000 Hitchcock Handicap which is at about two and a half miles, and Aqueducts richest race through the field. It will be run on June 25.

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