Pioneers In Continental Racing.: Baron Bell and Duke of Orleans Introduce English Horses Into Germany and France., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-10


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PIONEERS IN CONTINENTAL RACING. Baron Be:l and Duke of Orleans Introduce English Horses Into Germany and France. "Although the first races beM al Newmarket task place in 1640. n was eonaideraMj am than ■ ceaturj later tbal Germ say aad Fraaee came to kaow iiic delights oi i:n in with blooded banes," says ■ Londoa bistorlaa. "T" Raroa P.iel, f Zierow, near Wistnar. is ilne the credll of introduc-lag pare English blood and racing in Germany, aad taw lii-i.MV ..| tbe herons effort* in thai direction. as toW in old chronicles, is irerth it piodai laa. "Oe.-ins to his marriage with aa BagHsa woman. iii- Intercourse aitli Kngland awl Ilia perfect familiarity witl r language, the baroa was enabled to hiittate ti i ni~«-1 1" Into soaie of tbe stoat important Mysteries ol borne selng, is well as the means by which success could be obtained namely, by the -■ -Jt-.-i if n of the liesl bl !. • -i: the aasistaaee at Messrs. TatteraaB sad other ; in ii.k. Baron Blel imported a- many mares and cntiic borses •- would foras a stad. She wide diapersioB of tns pure Mood bad to be aaeoaapUahed, without which the baroa was aware racists; could never be established, for i weald bare beea vain to iaMgiae that tbe satire borne conhl compete with the produce of Ins stud. What tallowed was siloas. "lb advertised so annual sale "! the produce of iiis mares to take place al sl ■ mouth before the time the; were ex| ted n foal, sad although ii u:is counting tbe chickens." customers were not wanting at about sn average price of sity galaeas pei produce. The baroa acted in the saoal straight rerward wa.i in c luetlag these vales. The pro-dim- was arranged In let., tickets describing the sire and dam of each were pal iato s bag, aad after be bimself bad drawn ut si lots the rest were offered to the public, to be delivered wheat weaned. "It i- evident bat this method of sale was at-temlecl with considerable risk to the breeder arlth iin intention of training tbem. for it was possible thai be might bare drawn the sis aroral Iota, and left all the beat for his competitors al a distant daj s things were iti his English experience—. bis success al the com asencc weal of German racing was great; bat had he. in the Irsl instance, kept a reserve :ii hi- -ale- he WoaH have been the t ull iii the china shop : his countryntea whenever he met them on the racecourse. "The Duke of orlean- s credited with latrodae ji l. hsrse racing int.. France, bat the pablic were a long time before the t-aught oa t. the sport, which the followlns saecdote -•«•- t.. prove. • celebrated Freaeh sportaaaan eras ..nee tishing in Fraaee, and he not mto eunversatJoa with two 1ri n. h soldiers who lueutioned that they eaaat fraai r.-i.-i " •Then ron know M. Aliment; said the :ishcrmaii at, Aiiineni owned aae • ! the longest striate of horses in training at that tisae. • - "es. sit. was the ready, lie baa a kd of heroes, hut bmm Bleu, such thin oaea •. Frenchman et high tank ais. expressed the opinion that i.- countrymen woald never aaslerataad or like borse racing because they knew nothing ■boat it. ami they are t merited t" he taught." "The ciiif.; ..t .i Calais newspaper, too. complained iiiat -. tin Boulogne races there was ao prize far trotting borses; and rentured the opinion tbal tret-thig races would ..- more mterestiag than races for Jieises Hut were ] lerfecl l. useless or the country." "Much water, however, has lowed under the Pout Nctif siii e these opinions were littered, and instead « . Frenchmen speaking with pride .I the l-rcncli Derby being worth £660. they at the pre Beat time lead with perfect equanimity that the saaae raee Is •worth ever £7,660. "it will eoeae .- i shock !•• riattars m Paris t" learn lliat horse- were it SO* time trained in the Jwds de Boulogne Sncfa was the tact, beseeuer, and man. Fatal sec Meats bappeaad la both lads and burses owing to collisions with equestrians crossing Ihe path .l racegoers [OJag at lull sped in the woods. I i. mi. «a- s.s.n inadeii bj Lnglixh yachej s ami stable lad-, .mil » BOaat lace BBSethSgS the cards srere priated hi the BacUah language. English owners were mere etiterpi ising. tin., in tliose days than now. for in 1828 an Englishman named Drake appeared] on the hatiip de Mars racecourse and won four races eat of seven. In the see mil rare a most Unusual . in iiiii-lanve hapiieiicd. a horse riiniiiug n.,aiust Ins ,,wu site and behsg beaten by ilm. •In Sepl.inl.i i Is:::, en the same course, a royal arfaai or E24P aras eewteaded tot by a stvaag field of lasraea, and Ihe Dsk de Quiches Nell came iu tirst. There was a lot of jostling and dossing in the race, ami as there was no jockey club to consider the objection the king was appealed to. and decided that the horse that finished second was the winner.*

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