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• ■ ■ 1 i Illinois Notes LINCOLN FIELDS fat Hawthorne, Stickney, 111., June 6. Lt. W. C. Hoag has been released from a hospital in Germany, according to word received by his father, W. L. Hoag. trainer I of a stable of horses here. Lieutenant Hoag. a member of the Rainbow Division, had suffered a leg injury. Strother Griffin arrived from Louisville with eight horses for Chicago racing. Acting for J. A. Kroeck. trainer Joe Bol-lero has sold Fiery Justice to the Shady Knoll Ranch. Bollero will continue to train the horse until a new conditioner is engaged. Jockey Steve Brooks has been engaged to handle Mrs. Frank Nugents Espino Gold in the Steger Handicap Saturday. C. H. Karl has purchased Just Dawn from W. F. Mannagh at private terms. A. T. Pfeiffer has turned the plater Vero Lumen over to C. J. Martin to train. Harry Miller, former outrider at Hawthorne, is due here on a furlough from Fort Pierce, Fla. Edward McCuan has sold Victory Feet to Mrs. J. L. Oglesby. The horse will be trained by the latters husband. Mrs. Karl Mayer, who has a stable of horses at Hawthorne, is recovering from an eye operation. Jockey Farry Hart will ride either Fire Dust or Signals Bloke for Mrs. Emil Dene-mark in Saturdays Steger Handicap. Reid Luginbuel. who has a number of horw racing here, is a visitor. He came from his home in Vanita, Okla. If the Brolite Farms Challenge Me is a ■tartar tan the Steger Handicap on Saturday, he will be ridden by Hugh Lemmons. Jockey Paul Glidewell plans a visit to I his 190-acre farm in Missouri this weekend. Bennett Creech is going to Kentucky on business late this week and may remain in Louisville to see Saturdays renewal of the Kentucky Derby. Nearly 100 horses now are quartered at Washington Park awaiting the opening of the season on Chicagos southside. Apprentice Bill Nichols, the leading rider on the Chicago circuit, may soon have a new employer. Otto Bagley, who holds his contract, has had several offers for the boys papers.