New York Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-11


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New York Notes JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., April 10. C. F. Wagner, of Kankakee, 111., who races under the nom de course of the Donna -Ray Stable, was among the late arrivals. He has a dozen horses in charge of John Morris at Aqueduct. The horses were campaigned at Hot Springs. The division that raced at Mexico City was transferred to Narragansett Park. Jo Grossman, of the racing commission staff, was an arrival from Mexico City, where he handled the public relations department of the winter meeting. Mickey -Miles strutted about the clubhouse during the afternoon relating the deeds of his son, Tommy, who is home on furlough. The lad enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor and saw considerable action in the Mediterranean sector. Track superintendent Tommy Maher notified horsemen this morning that the racing strip would be closed at 10 a. m. each morning. This closing hour enables him to put his strip in readiness for the afternoon racing. Sam Garfield, who races a well-balanced stable over the New England tracks, in charge of trainer Robertson, came down from his home to witness the inauguration of the eastern season. He was later joined by Irving Gushen, whose horses are now in Miami in charge of trainer T. Queen. Clarence Buxton came on from Columbia, S. C, and reported that all horses had left that track for various destinations. Trainer Leigh Cotton, who has the winter division of the Greentree Stable at Miami, entertains high hopes of leaving for Pimlico on Monday. Four Freedoms, winner of the Widener and Tropical Handicap, heads the shipment.

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