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Guy Bedwell trained four winners on opening day of the 1944 Laurel fall meet.

  • Walter A. Edgar was the latest recruit to the ranks of Maryland breeders after purchasing some 500 acres of “good rolling land” in Howard Country, near Ellicott City, which he named Woodlawn Farm.

    “At present the establishment is small, and it is intended that its growth shall be slow and careful,” the magazine reported.

  • Savage, Md., horseman H. Guy Bedwell scored with the first four horses he saddled on opening day of the Laurel Park fall meet, setting “something of a record.” In addition, he sent out Sollure to pick up third money in the Capital Handicap.

  • Adolphe Pons announced that Joseph M. Roebling’s Lochinvar would make his first season at stud at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md. The first winner from the first crop of his speedy sire Case Ace, Lochinvar also displayed great speed, but could run a distance. Out of the Display mare Quivira, Lochinvar won the Kent Handicap, set a track record at Belmont Park when winning the Merchant and Citizen’s Handicap, and was classic-placed when third in the Belmont Stakes.

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