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HARDINESS OF FRENCH HORSES. Keen observers, such men as William Duke, Eugene Leigh, Enoch Wishard and George Walker, unite in declaring that the thoroughbred of France is hardier and Iietter than the thoroughbred of England and America. These wise horsemen agree that the French horse may not, as a two-year-old, develop any more speed than tho English or the American thoroughbred. But they challenge any one to dispute that at three and up he does not pack weight better, last longer and race over distances of ground more effectively than does either the English or the American horse.