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Illinois News and Notes . LINCOLN FIELDS at Hawthorne, Stickney, 111., June 15. After spending a few days here, Herbert M. Woolf returned to his home in Kansas City. Before departing he purchased the contract on Billy Nichols, who will join the Woolford Farm establishment, now in Tommy Roots care at Washington Park, at the close of the current Lincoln Fields meeting. Pvt. Lionel Zeigler, former owner and trainer, is back in the United States after having been a prisoner of war irr Germany, according to word received here. |. A stable now racing in New York is re-! ported interested in purchasing the contract C. J. Martin and Harry Herendeen hold on apprentice John Fliter. John Swisher of the Jockeys Guild is here from Louisville and St. Louis. His next stop will be Detroit. John Thomas, who has three horses racing at Hawthorne, is returning tomorrow to his home in Dallas. D. Burton has transferred Cracks, a three-time winner here, Miss Stage and Good Bid to Washington Park. They are owned by H. E. Jacoby. Jim Sands is undecided about shipping to Detroit or racing his horses at Washington Park. Jockey Jess Higley canceled his mounts today because of illness. FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, HI., June 15. The local track has taken a terrific pounding from the almost daily rains. In spite of the unseasonal weather, track superintendent John LeBlanc and his assistants have kept the course in fine condition. More rain fell at noon today, and there is a possibility the Saturday program may be contested over an "off" track. W. N. Bigley, veteran owner-trainer, arrived from his home in Oklahoma City. Bigley has raced in Mexico City the past three seasons. Jockey Elvie Hust, under engagement to the James C. Ellis establishment, swung into action today. The horses K. Bain brought here from Mexico City are Quibs Bally. Pop Over, Kantar Aid, Sky Lad and Trasader. The horses of Otto and H. C. Veach, trained by the former, were registered this morning. They are Bay Champ, Midnight Sue and Bertha C. Horses are coming so fast racing secretary Jack Klucina has rented the Harry Murdock private barn on the latters Creekside Farm, adjacent to Fairmount Park. B. H. Banks wired from Phoenix, Ariz., he was on his way here with 13 head. "Chuck" Werlin sent word that he was leaving Churchill Downs with five charges and is expected tomorrow. Another that made application for a half dozen is Frank Clelland. Clelland seldom misses a meeting here, and is also shipping from Churchill Downs. Col. Marion I. Voorhes, head of th« United States Remount Service, was a Thursday visitor. Col. Voorhes is in quest of stallions for the United States Government.