French Race Courses Saved, Daily Racing Form, 1914-10-10


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FRENCH RACE COURSES SAVED. A Paris correspondent writes: "The military authorities have contented to enclose their cattle on the heath of Longchauips without encroaching on the race course proper: The stands, weighing, enclosure and paddock, with the oinces of tlie Jockey Club, -are untouched as yet. and racing can recommence as soon as we are free of our troublesome guests. The war .has been disastrous for the rank and file of those who follow sport, for the attack on Conipiegue caused a general exodus froiu the racing stables. The pari-mutuel, which gave, em " Miieut to so many, is ntllf, and. the declaration of war, with the invasion of Belgium, at the very commencement of the two-year-olu racing sei-son has thrown many on their beam-ends. The sporting papers have loiig since disappeared from . the kiosks on. the boulevards, and the otlieial Calendars have ceased publication for the moment. Care lias also, been taken of the race traCl: at Chahtilly, where there was" a general scare during the heavy fighting which took place round and about benlis."

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