American Owners And French Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-18


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AMERICAN OWNERS AND FRENCH RACING The continental correspondent of the London Sport ling Life writes from Paris as follows There is no more popular owner of race horses on tho continent than Mr W K Vanderbilt and he has established in France a stud farm of which I have given you particulars on several occasions but he is not tlie first American that has borne off the honors of the Grand Prix In 1881 Mr J R Keene carried all before him both in England and France with Foxhall which is the best horse that has ever been sent to Europe from the other side of the Atlantic Mr Vanderbilt has not only brought broodmares from America to be mated with French stallions but he has also been a liberal buyer at tho yearling sales and Sea Sick II was one of his purchases Northeast the Grand Prix winner was bred by himself We are now promised the patronage and support of several other American owners who have been driven from their native land by bigoted and shortsighted legislation legislationMr Mr August Belmont has already acquired a large estate In Normany where he Intends to establish R stud farm and Mr Duryea has taken a lease of the Haras du Gazon formerly occupied by MEph rnssi Mr T P Thome the owner of Magellan hails from the United States and there are several other Americans who are interested hi horses run ¬ ning In France If they arc joined by Mr Belmout and Mr Duryea the stars and stripes will flap for a strong contingent in the near future All this will bring money into the country and will undoubtedly be good for the French turf

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