Pseudonyms in French Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-17


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PSEUDONYMS IN FRENCH RACING. With regard to the assumption of pseudonyms French racing law is formal. In days gone bv the race card was embellished with all sorts of names with the prefix of "Sir," supposed to bo the equivalent of "Mr." Some of us can remember how In former times at the Boulogne meeting the card bore the names of Sir Dick, Sir Tom and Sir Harry, and a newly Hedged French owner complimented bcune-tier on the support he had secured from English owners for the meeting he then organized. At that time "Major Fridoliu" ran his horses as belonging to the Villcbon Stud, and those of "Mr. Lombard" carried the colors of the Chamant Stud. This has become ancient history and though full lattitudc is allowed all over the rest of the Continent the French racing authorities require before registration conveying the Tight to enter a horse proof of his ownership. "Studs" are not accepted, and each runner must be the property of the person in whose name he races, save in a case of family mourning or some equally valid reason can be urged. In the latter ease permission may be given for an owner to race in the name of a person who presents all the guaranties required by the committee and who has to undertake to race only those horses belonging to the liersou he represents. In all cases the racing colors of the owner nominally absent from the turf have to be retained, and the name of the manager pro tern, is preceded by an asterisk on the race card. The use of a pseudonym may be tolerated when the person using it resides abroad, and that he uses the dulv registered name as it stands in the country where he. lives and the assumed name is registered and recognized by the home racing authorities. London Sportsman.

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