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LEADING FRENCH TURFMAN PASSES ON. Dae af |*i— Mn leadiug owiiers and breeders passed away September 15. in M. Oaston Dreyfus, who contracted a chill soul" weeks previously when ••mending the funeral of his brother, the late M. Ferdinand Dreyfus. Although his financial oi era-tions took Up the greater part of his time, M. Cas-ton Drerfus found leisure to indulge iu his fondness has lost in him a for sport, and the French turf kecu supporter He was the owner of the Haras do Pet-ray. nc nrst became well known as the owner of Presto II bv Reull— Mademoiselle Prefere. which ils a three-vear-old created a great sensation hy inflicting defeat on Major Loders wonderful Ally Pretty pollv in the Prix tin Consiel Municipal of IftOt. Odds of 5 to 2 were laid on the daughter of ■Vailinule. in face of a field which included the four-year-old Ziufandel destined in the foUowiug season to win the scot Gold Cup. the threa-year-old Mac-notiald 11. successful iu ihe Pris du ConaM a twelve month afterwards, aud other aaal horses. Although Presto II. had won eight of his races iiHi year, inclusive ol the Prix Perpleve. the Prix F.-tild. the Prix du Prime ie Galles and other good events, he was one of the long-priced outsiders for the Prix du Conxiel. starting at 50 to 1 against". Ranch was in the saddle and D. Maher on Pretty Polly, which failed by two lengths in the attempt to concede the French coir nine pounds. Another good horse owned by M. Dreyfus was Od du Rhin II.. by St. Daiinen. with which he carried off the French Derby Prix du Jockev Clubi at Chantllly in 1910. Percy Woodland up. .f. Drey fits was a member of the Cercle Artistiqne et Lit-teraire. of the Automobile Club, the Cercle du Bois de Boulogne, and the Cercle ae Deauville.