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Aqueduct - By Chuck Connors Aqueduct Enters Big Phase of Meeting important Stakes, Handicaps on Agenda Brooklyn May Draw High Gun, Helioscope AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 25. This racing ground enters upon its most ambitious phase, the presentation of stake and handicap events with -the Gazelle on Monday, the Astorida for fillies on Wednesday, the Dwyer on Saturday, July 2, the Carter on Independence Day, the Great American and then the finale, the Brooklyn Handicap on closing day, July 9. These events could have more than a passing nod in the final analysis as to the leaders of this or that division. The Brooklyn at the moment looms up as the big one, for it, everyone hopes, could bring about a return meeting between High Gun and Helioscope. These two at the moment are riding the crest of popularity of that division. The proof was more than evidenced on Friday when High Gun was vanned over from Belmont Park for a trial over the local strip. The announcement to the effect that High Gun was on the track to engage in a trial over the mile distance evoked a short burst of enthusiasm. The crowd in the stands and along the lawns watched with keen interest and few if any defections were noted. High Gun was turned around and with long strides was on his way. The crowd followed every moment with avid interest and rounding to the far turn when he was in full stride his movements and action evoked "ohs" and "ahs" from the crowd. Through the stretch run, when he was under restraint, more exclamations, and with the announcement of the time a bit of a cheer was heard. Anyway, the crowd loves a good horse and High Gun is that in their estimation, judging from the interest displayed. The Brooklyn over the years has been one of New Yorks favorite races and today it has not lessened in popularity. Carter Holds Unique Position in Racing The Brooklyn of this year, should it bring together the two who battled it out with dogged determination in the Suburban with Helioscope in receipt of five pounds from High Gun and a smartly judged ride on the part of Sammy Boulmetis, should prove epochal. The Carter over the years never was accorded the public adulation extended to the Brooklyn, but nevertheless in its own way has been the event stamped the winner as a topnotch performance. The Carter today is a sprint event and holds a unique position in the world of racing. The 1944 running brought about a triple dead heat for first place, Bossuet, Wait A Bit and Brownie. No other American stake offering can boast that record. James Abercrombie of the Pin Oaks Farm was an arrival from his Houston, Texas, home and plans to remain for several days. . . Trainer Stanley Rieser, who is here with Twosie, owned by C. Luskey, stated that the four-year-old would be returned to Arlington Park following the running of the Carter Handicap. . . . Trainer Woodford .Stephens planed out to Cleveland to saddle Traffic Judge, owned by Clifford Mooers, for his Ohio Derby engagement. He is due back on Sunday to take charge of the horses he has here. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Ulrick Bay were among those present yesterday to do some rooting for their starter, Viking Victory. . . . Trainer E. P. .Flagg, severed his connections with the Flying L Stable. The horses were turned over to T. P. Morgan and were transferred to Belmont Park. . . . Chester Crawford of Staten Island, he has a draft of horses with Harold Goodwin, left for Lexington, Ky., on a business trip. Mr. and Mrs. B. Robertson, she was formerly Miss Abercrombie, were present yesterday. . . . Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Walden arrived from their Midway, Ky., home and plan to remain for several days. His horses are in charge of Tommy Root. . . . Jack McDonald? the San Francisco sports scribe, was a press box visitor yesterday. . . . Louis B. Delman, the New Yorker, who races under the nom de course of the Dell Stable, was among the afternoons visitors. . . . Abe Aronowitz, Mayor of Miami, Fla., wasv a clubhouse guest during the afternoon. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Nelson I.. Asiel dropped in for a few races. . . . Jockey Stanley Small is in the market for another set of goggles. Friday in the last race the rains came, the weather darkened and visibility was zero. Small was astride Foxolater and hence the demand for the new goggles. Small thought that he was an easy winner, but alas and alack failed to discern that Fhe shadow some 20 lengths in the van was Heltop the winner, until it was all over. Pre-Opening Pace Quickens at Saratoga Weights for the Carter Handicap, the seven-furlong feature on July 4th, are due Monday afternoon. Jimmy Kilroe will weight 41 eligibles. . . . Mr. and Mrs. George Odom, who were at Delaware Park for several days, returned to the local scene today. . . . Jockeys Arcaro, Guerin and Dodson planed out to Cleveland to ride in the Ohio Derby. ... Jack Weipert, Jr., to help celebrate the victory of Getthere Jack, from the Lily-Ann Stable, in the Tremont, poured the potables during the afternoon for the press box denizens. . . . F. Skiddy von Stade of the Saratoga Association, checking off the stable applications noted that, as usual, the demand exceeds the supply. . . . Vince McCarthy of the Saratoga Association will open the administration offices of that organization at Jamaica next week for the three-week period. . 7 . Trainer Tommy Queen is seeking additional reinforcements for his menage for the Saratoga meeting.