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■ • 1 I i I I 1 . 1 I GERMAN RACING CAMPAIGN CLOSES. Racing in Germany came to au end for the present year at Neuss on October 31, and, rather curiously, horses by stallions bred in France almost swept the board, tbe successful sires including Ex Voto, Eider, Le Samaritain and French Fox. One of the other races, the Filial Plate, a flat race over a mile and a quarter, was won by one of the get of Dark Ronald sire of Son in Law, My Ronald, ete.l, in the three-year-old filly Diilo. At Vienna, too. French stallions have been doing well, two daughters of Gouveniant winning successive races, one of these was tbe valuable Henckel Memorial a hout .n0t . at one milei, which went to lierr V. von Mautner by aid of his two-year-old filly. Lora, by ;ouvernaut --Lolotte. which was trained by Frank Butters, son of the veteran Newmarket trainer. A fonr-y»*ar-oid gelding bv Collar — Chere Marie won a hurdle rai-" on the same day. and Raeburn and William Hufus were each credited with a minor race. The German Derby of 1917 closed on October 26 with an entry of 145. for the same number, rather curiously, as that for next years race. The strong- est hand for the 1917 event is held by the brother* von Weinberg, who have nominated thirteen of their yearlings. Freiherr von oppenheim reuses next wilh. eleven, and then the Royal Graditz Stud with nine. and Herr Hauicl owner of this years winncri, with seven.