Illinois News and Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-19


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Illinois News and Notes LINCOLN FIELDS at Hawthorne, Stickney, 111., June 18. Jockey Frank Zehr is leaving here for Detroit where he will fill several engagements tomorrow. J. C. Metz came over from Fairmount Park to saddle Glen Fowlers Nostradamus in the first race at Hawthorne today. J. L. Oglesby has taken over the training of Purcellville, Bebeja and Drawout for J. C. Braswell. The horses were shipped to Washington Parkfrom Narragansett. Cliff Porter and J. P. Sallee received several additions to their stables from Lexington. Louis B. Mayers Thumbs Up was worked handily three-quarters of a mile in 1:15 at Washington Park in preparation for his engagement in Mondays Myrtle*-wood Handicap. Joe L. Roberts, who arrived from Mexico City, with the stable of John L. Sullivan, was at Hawthorne today. James C. McGill is due momentarily from the West Coast to join the board of stewards at Washington Park. He has been filling a similar posU at Agua Caliente. Ruby White, starter at Hawthorne, will remain in Chicago after the close of the season at the Stickney track. Several members of his crew will join the ground forces of Roy Dickerson who does the starting at Washington Park. Russell Sweeney, general manager of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club, will conclude his business in Chicago tomorrow and will depart immediately for his home in Louisville. He returns to Chicago in the fall to be connected with the Chicago Business Mens Racing Association. H. C. Hoffman, who recently purchased the horses Town Lace, Hillfilly and Sun Forever for his wife, plans to race them during the meeting at Washington Park in now are at Fai/mount Park in charge of charge of Howard Hockenbury. R. J. Gilmore is leaving for New York Sunday to take over his new duties as secretary to the president of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association. Victor Southerland, who appeared in the play "Arsenic and Old Lace," stopped in Chicago en route from the West Coast to New York and, with his vife, was a visitor at Hawthorne this afternoon. Jockey Sammy Parise will be at Washington Park to ride the Dearborn Stables Overdrawn in the Myrtlewood Handicap on Monday. He will come from Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Roth of Kankakee,, and Theodore Funk of Bloomington, were at Hawthorne today. They have horses here in charge of Al Gaal. Cliff Burke, assistant track superintendent, plans to stop off at Fairmount Park on his way to his home in Louisville. George Strate checked in at Washington Park with the horses he trains for Hugh S. Nesbitt. They came from New York. M. N. Gonzalez, who went to New York earlier in the week, returned to Chicago and joined the Navy. He enters service tomorrow. W. D. Covington arrived at Washington Park with the horse Kirwin. They came from Kentucky. FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., June 18. Mrs. W. L. Young sold the plater Devils Peak to G. Osborne. Terms were private. Joe Metz, who brought Epistle and Veiled Prophet from Chicago for former jockey Glen Fowler, disposed of them and returned to the Windy City. Acting for Russell Fisher, Henry Forrest purchased Veiled Prophet, and W. A. Lancaster acquired Epistle. Roy Petty arrived from western Nebraska with Glen Stockton.

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