Great French Turfman Gone, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-24


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GREAT FRENCH TURFMAN GONE. The death of Count Louis de Turenne removes from the French turf one of its most distinguished personalities. When In the seventies and eighties IJaron Finot was carrying all before liim on the steeplechase courses, his victorious stable was under the direction, especially in connection with its financial operations, of the Count de Turenne, who was one of the most competent men that ever entered upon the business of racing. On all points of racing law he was a great authority and he made steeplechasing his special studv. The present flourishing condition of the Steeiilechase Society of France, of which, with the Prince de Sagan, he was one of the founders. Is in a considerable measure due to -his intelligent and resourceful efforts. Before his army career, lie, however, developed a keen interest in sporting affairs, and in partnership with Count Heliez Clapareda under the assumed name of "Comte Oscar", be had run several liorses. the most notable being Le Rol Barbu, Billet Donx. Fior dAliza, Montretout, Cera-mique winner of the Prix de la Palouse at Cban-tiliy in 18C7, and The Rogue, fourth in the Grand Steeplechase at Baden Baden, on which occasion he was ridden by M. F. Roy, who is now the official starter for the Soclete des Stecpje Chases de France. The Count de Turenne often used to ride himself, generally wearing the blue and scarlet jacket of the partnership. He was elected a member of the committee of the Societe dEncouragemcnts in IS7!t and a steward in 1S97. J5y his ability, his authority, and his affability lie became a power, and j 1 won Uic esteem and. confidence of ail. 1 1

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