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GALEN BROWN A CHICAGO VISITOR. J. Caleu Brown Is in town after an absence of about five years in France, during which period he has been a successful trainer for several leading French owners at the Paris tracks. He is hale and hearty and will remain here over the holidays, departing for Germany about the middle . of January. There he has accepted an engagement to train a big string for a prominent German owner. He reports the extensive American turf colony at Chan-tilly and Maisons Laflitte to bo In a flourishing condition of prosperity and popularity. He says that Gene Leigh is younger looking than he was when he left here for France many years back. Mr. Brown expressed the opinion that the French horses do not average any better than our own and that the selling platers are of a decidedly worse class than American platers. The higher class horses are especially great as stayers and in that regard are unexcelled anywhere. He said that in jioint of speed H. B. Duryeas Irish Lad Armenia colt. Blarney, is probably as fast as any horse in France, but not good at much over a mile. Sweeper II. is broken down, but outside of being somewhat swaybaeked. is a grand horse in appearance.