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Woolford Farm Acquires Billy Nichols Contract STICKNEY, 111., June 14. — The Woolford Farm, maintained by Herbert M. Woolf, of Kansas City, today purchased the contract on apprentice Billy Nichols, who currently is pacing Chicagos riders. The papers were acquired from Otto Ban ley. and Nichols enters the employ of the Woolford establishment with the opening of the season at the Washington Park track where the Woolf horses now are quartered. Through the remainder of the Lincoln Fields meeting at Hawthorne, Nichols will ride for the stable trained by Monte Weil, who has a lease on the boys services. Norman "Whitey" Price will continue to make Nichols engagements. Nichols rode the first winner of his career on August 11 of last year at Washington Park, and through June 13 has handled a total of 116. Nichols has been with the Bagley stable for several years. Bagley also developed apprentice Robert Campbell, who, too, is riding here with success.