New England Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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New England Notes SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 27. Jockey H. Claggett has been engaged by trainer W. F. Egan to ride Pin Up Girl in next Saturdays 0,000 Betsy Ross Stakes. Hart Dernham, placing judge here, will leave for Garden State Park following Saturdays racing, to assume a similar position at the New Jersey meeting. Ken Mcintosh, jockey room custodian at the local track, will take over his duties and John J. Shine will fill in at the helm of the riding quarters. Mickey Harrison, trainer for the W. C. Stroube stable, received the condolences of fellow horsemen on the passing of his father, John W. Harrison, in a hospital at Union City, N. J. The elder Harrison had been ailing for a considerable time and "Mickey" traveled to New Jersey to be with him for several days last week. Jack Howard, veteran horseman, was taken ill at Suffolk Downs on Monday morning and was removed to his home. He will be absent from the track for several weeks. The local division of the William Helis string will be shipped to Garden State this week. O. Demaseola has sold the three-year- old gelding, Heromine, to Mrs. J. Burks. Terms were private. Sid Trenchard acted for Demaseola in the transaction. Jockey Jimmy Lynch has been engaged by Preston Burch to ride Leslie Gray in the July 1 running of the 0,000 Betsy Ross Stakes. Ivan Parke reports Hoop Jr. is ready to resume training, having fully recovered from a recent minor injury sustained in his stall. Trainers John McDowell and Tom Haskos left for New York to confer with Maj. T. H. McCreery relative to future plans of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association.

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