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EXPECT DETROIT SHIPMENT Longacres Officials Make Arrangements for 50 More Horses After Motor City Meeting Ends. SEATTLE, Wash., June 22.— With stable facilities already taxed to capacity, officials of the Washington Jockey Club were notified today by chief steward William A. Quigley that three carloads of thoroughbreds will be on their way to LoDgacres race track as soon as the meeting at Detroit is finished. Quigley, who is acting in an official capacity at Detroit until the close of the meeting in the automobile capitol July 6, notified president Joseph Gottstein of the Washington Jockey Club that the horses will entrain for the West July 7. With the exception of the space reserved for these eastern horses, every barn in the Longacres stable area is occupied. Over 600 thoroughbreds are being trained here, and the three carloads from Detroit are expected to swell this number by fifty more. Of chief interest to the patrons of the racing at Longacres is the fact that the selling division will benefit greatly by the addition of the eastern horses. The Long-acres selling division is of much higher grade, generally speaking, than at any time since the return of legalized racing to Washington in 1933. The addition of the good platers from Detroit should make this class even better. Quigley also intimated that one or two entries for the 0,000 Longacres mile, to be run here August 24, will be in the shipment. Quigley will arrive in Seattle two days after the meeting closes in Detroit, flying west with starter Eddie Thomas to take over his duties as presiding steward of the Longacres session. Thomas will relieve Clay Puett as chief starter here. The Washington Jockey Club today was preparing for the influx of thoroughbreds, insuring plenty of stable space for the band of runners on their arrival at Longacres.