New England Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-20


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New England Notes SUFFOLK DOWNS East Boston Mass June 19 19Donald Donald Gilkey who holds the contract on the young apprentice Pat Patterson has refused an offer for the riding services of the 17yearold rider J H McTague former jockey registered Boysan High Legend and Llanero with the local secretarys office C Hyde Smith recently engaged as trainer for the A F Plock stable arrived from Detroit to assume charge of the horses Woolford Lad Reimburse Me TJ S Salute and Long Night They were formerly trained by R Roberts Sr SrM M E Costello has hold at private terms the fouryearold filly Driven Snow to J Simonolli The horse has been turned over to W E Collins to train Ruth Broughers unbeaten Valdina La mar one of the main eligibles for the June 24 renewal of the 5000 Constitution Handicap and the July 4 running of the 25000 Yankee Handicap will be named for several important stakes at the coming Garden State Park meeting meetingW W A Coleman reports his speedy Don Chance is training splendidly and will be pointed for the Miles Standish and May ¬ flower Stakes J Hughey has taken over the book of jockey Jimmy Lynch and will handle the riders engagements during his stay in Boston Virgil Oden well known trainer who campaigned in Boston for many seasons handed out coronas Saturday Mrs Oden presented him with a sixpound son at Houston Texas TexasJockey Jockey Hubert Trent has left the employ of Sam Garfield and will free lance at Suffolk Downs The parting was friendly Garfield feeling that the boy would find njore opportunities if on his own ownApprentice Apprentice E Haslett will be absent from the saddle for several days suffering from infected feet The boy hopes to re ¬ turn to action late this week Sam Garfield purchased the fleet sprint ¬ er Diego Red from Irving Gushen at pri ¬ vate terms R Robertson will train the gelding geldingEntries Entries and weights for the 5000 Con ¬ stitution final 5000 feature on the stakes schedule are due on Wednesday at Suffolk Downs Herb Claggett riding in good form in recent weeks has taken a long lead on other riders here At the close of the first half of the summer meeting he had ac ¬ cumulated 28 victories to lead Harry Pratt by seven sevenBrookmeade Brookmeade Stable extended its local holdings when trainer R Sorrell bedded down stalls for a pair of twoyearolds and the older Tudor King7

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