May Put Foreigners Under Under Probation, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-08


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MAY PUT FOREIGNERS UNDER PROBATION. A dispatch says the French Jockey Club has under consideration the rule which is intended to bar foreign horsemen Xrom training or riding In France. The rule-reads as follows: "No trainer or jockey will be granted a license who has not been a resident of this country for the past three years." It Is suggested that the French turf authorities fear an invasion of American horses and horsemen. Fred Burlew and Frank ONeill, who are now located in France, where they expect to train H. B. Dur-yeas horses, would be affected by this rule. There are a number of American horsemen who have been in France for lialf a dozen years or more, among them William Iuke. who trains for W. K. Van-derbllt: Eugene Leigh, who has been prominent as a winning trainer of steeplechase horses, and N. Turner and Henry Spencer, former jockeys, but now training successfully. These, of course, are not affected. William Duke has been very successful with . the horses-of W. K. Vanderbllt. who" this year won the Grand Prix and leads in the list of winning owners.

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