Notes of the Turf from Other Lands, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-21


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NOTES OF THE TURF FROM OTHER LANDS. Santour, the French jockey, has recently received the Croix de Guerre. Some time in September, M. E. Blanc will sell his stallion Chut, twelve broodmares and all his yearling fillies. The American jockey Garner has left Chantilly for Spain, where he will ride Jean Lieuxs horses in their engagements. Souvenir dExil, the King of Spains Bridge of Earn colt, has won another good nice at the Madrid meeting on June 17. The fine three-year-old Magpie, second to Gay Crusader in the Two Thousand Guineas, has been sold to go to Australia. Pergolese, 3, by Festino Perfect Love, the property of A. and C. von AVeinberg, won the Grand Hausa Prize at Hamburg on June 17. Baron M. de Rothschilds stallion Verdun, which was purchased by Sonor Unzue, the South American owner, has arrived safely in Argentina. Milton Henry and J. Cooke have been engaged to ride at St. Sebastien for the Comte de Castel-bajac, and Mr. Lallouet has retained the services of Basa. The turnover at the mutuel on the occasion of the Vienna Derby amounted to 1,S33,348 kroner, of which sum nearly a quarter was bet on tlie big race alone. In France they are beginning to talk of racing "as usual," and the question is seriously discussed of prolonging the Deauville meeting until September 1. Ernest Pratt, brother of W. and P. Pratt, the French trainers, who has been serving with one of the Australian regiments at the front, has been missing ever since May 3, when he took part in the attack on Bullecourt. The Austrian Derby, worth 100.000 kroner roughly 0,000, was won by San Gennaro, a colt by Gomba Celestine. Fehhnarschall was second and Emiliers and Koustantinopol dead heated for third place. The winner was favorite at evens. Sanguine, an English-bred colt, the property of the Spanish Ambassador in Paris, won a good race at the Madrid meeting recently, and the King won the first steeplechase of the season -with Roi de la Lande, which has already done well over hurdles. Papin, the- French jockey, was the subject recently of a most flattering mention in regimental orders. He was described as an "excellent soldier, brave and devoted, has shown in the Argonne and on the Somme the greatest contempt for danger, and distinguished himself specially on April 10, when under a violent bombardment., he. assisted. Jn recovering and transporting his wounded comrades."

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