New York News and Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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New York News and Notes BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 21. Ox Blood, owned by Lt. E. Lasker, who injured himself in the starting gate in the second division of the Wood Memorial, is back in training. Jockey Charles Erickson, after an interview with the army authorities, via his draft board, was rejected Friday. He was below the weight standard. Trainer J. E. Ryan shipped a division of the Mrs. Ethel duPont Weir horses to Delaware Park. Jockey Johnny Adams will leave for Chicago next week and ride the stake and overnight nominees from the Maine Chance Farm. V. W. Raines, who conditions the horses belonging to the Brandywine Stable, registered two two-year-olds at the secretarys office here over the week-end. The horses are Ferry Command and Flechett. During the first two weeks of the scheduled three-week meeting now in progress at the Belmont Park course, sixteen claims were filed amounting to 6,200. Trainer Eddie Mitchell registered the horses Royal Heels and Danny Deever at Belmont over the week-end. The former is the property of Col. K. L. Marshall and the latter belongs to Col. L. Nelles. They arrived from Canada. Bill Wallace, who was on the ailing list for several days, returned to his post as entry clerk Monday. The four-year-old Fiddlestick, belonging to J. S. Kroese, has been shipped to New England for a campaign in that sector. Jockey Jack Skelly packed his tack and left for his home in California for a vacation. J. G. "Bully" Wagnon is nursing a badly lacerated face. He was bitten on Sunday evening by a dog. Arthur Preece checked in at the Aqueduct course with three head. Jack Whyte was an arrival. He came down from Boston for the afternoons racing, combining business and pleasure. Jockey .George Woolf left for Santa Anita, where he is slated to ride in the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. Pvt. John E. Cooper, who served as steeplechasing secretary and handicapper until his entry into the Army last fall, was ■a visitor. He has recently been attending ! an officers training class at a Kentucky post.

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