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Florida News and Notes ! | I i ! [ i i | I I I ll TROPICAL PARK. Coral Gables, Fla., , April 7. W. E. Martin left for Baltimore vastly improved in health. He will later in April enter John Hopkins hospital for a minor operation. Martin was on the sidelines I for the greater part of the winter due to illness. Jack Burton arrived from New Jersey and will remain for some time. He is dividing his time between Tropical Park and i j Miami Beach. Alsab and others of the Al Sabath string will move on to New York after the Trop- j i ical Park meeting ends, but Sarge Swenke | plans to send a few of his charges to the ! Middle West for campaigning in the Chicago ! area. Walker Gullatt departed for his New Eng- j land home but has been unable to obtain j i shipping accommodations for the horses he I j has at Tropical Park, so will campaign them | j through the meeting. | Farragut, who has been unable to win a i race since shipping here from California, ! i was a fair sort of jumper a couple of sea- j I sons back. He will be admirably suited by I the hurdle races at Aqueduct and Belmont ! Park. | Eddie DeCamillis reports that Johnny j I Gilbert, recently discharged from the Army, I is on the mend, though still underweight | from a period of illness. Gilbert, at the ! moment, weighs less than 100 pounds. The | ; veteran rider, however, plans a saddle come- , I back this season in the North. __ ____ Frank Hawley, in charge of Tropical Parks reducing quarters for jockeys, will take over the same chores, as usual, at the New York tracks this season. Tommy Luther, veteran rider, who has been vacationing here this winter, plans to , I i j j i | ! ! j j i I j | j | ! i i j I I ! | j I I | ! | ; , I resume saddle activity on the New England circuit. Bobby Permane sent 0 to his father, now with the armed forces in Honolulu, after he rode three winners in a single afternoon. Then he came back to ride four winners in one day. After this he remarked, somewhat naively, to his mother: "Maybe if I sent him 0 this time I might ride eight winners." Count Did, one of the impressive juvenile winners of the Tropical Park meeting, cost the firm of Burke and Wyatt only ,150 as a yearling. He is one of the first crop of He Dids get to come to the races. He Did now stands at the Hartland Farm of Arnold Hanger, a stretch of 1,576 acres in Woodford County, Ky. • Great Albert became eligible to race again when purchased by the firm of N. Skelly and F. Rand. At the same time the local combine acquired Company Rest. , Both performers were acquired by private transactions. i I Outrider Bobby Morris, called to Camp I Blanding for a physical examination, has I , been replaced in this capacity at Tropical Park by former jockey Warren Yarberry. Trainer Freddie Hopkins has the plater, j Fag, galloping again after having applied j the firing irons to the four-year-olds , ankles. Hopkins will take four head from , here to New York shortly. J. W. Healy shipped a carload of the Vera S. Bragg representatives to New York Saturday. I Trainer A. E. Weller has temporarily re- ; signed from the trainers ranks to undergo a minor operation in a local hospital. Weller explained he would remain in Miami until May 15 and then journey to Chicago, i Bobby Permane was scheduled to go to : New York Tuesday night, but when no callji , i I , j j , , I ; i : came from Jules Wessler, his contract employer, engagements were booked for the balance of the week. It was a fortunate break for the apprentice star, for on the two following afternoons he rode a total of eight winners. W. L. Huntley will campaign Queens Risk and Umpy Dan at Detroit this summer. The last named will be fired before heading north. The two-year-old Tetrar-chal filly Bess Darling, will be turned out on the Huntley farm in Kentucky for the summer. Kenneth Force, Tropical Park outrider, who suffered severe injuries shortly before the meeting opened in a motor cycle accident, recovered sufficiently to start for his Long Island home yesterday. Roy "Boots" Dickerson, a recent arrival from the Crescent City, will remain In Ml* ami for a couple of weeks, then proceed to Chicago, where he will officiate at tha starting gate at Sportsmans Park, Arlington and Washington parks.