French Jockey Clubs Golden Jubilee., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-04


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FRENCH JOCKEY CLUBS GOLDEN JUBILEE In a few days tinu tin French Jockey Club will relchrale one of ihe brilliant social events of the Paris season the golden jubilee of the occupation of its splendid home In the Rue Scribe built in 1S03 1S03Tin Tin approaching anniversary causing the public to recall In lung past of this club which for eight v years has been one of the editors of Paris soeiefy life It was founded in IS on the model of tin Newmarket Jockey Club by fourteen of the principal racing men of this country and was Jirst willed Iu Soeieln dKncoiiraxciiienl dKncoiiraxciiienlThe The ilrst clubhouse was at the Kile tie Holder and tli Grand Boulevards II moved late to the Rue le Grammont From GrammontFrom 1S35 until the present day the club has run an annual Derby on tli same ground at Chantilly Thf prize now is 20O0 The first race was for ifllMlo and was won by an Englishman Ixrrd Sey ¬ mour then president of tlio club clubBesides Besides its value as a sporting center the French Joekev flub lias rendered service to the country by the great improvements made in the breeding of homes In France

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