Tom Welsh Returns from France: Noted American Trainer Not Enthusiastic over Conditions Abroad-Glad to be Home, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-22


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TOM WELSH RETURNS FROM FRANCE Noted American Trainer Not Enthusiastic Over Conditions Abroad Glad - to Be Home, NEW YORK, N. Y., February 21. Tom Welsh, who has just returned from France after spending a month there locking over Joseph E. Wideners thoroughbred .interests in that country, is not enthusiastic concerning racing abroad" this coming season. "Conditions are bad in France," said Mr. Welsh. "I doubt if there will be much racing there this year. They talk of beginning the season on June 15 1 he horses arc poor in flesh and dont look at all well. Trainers are allowed six pounds ot grain a day for horses In training ami feed is high. Brood mares are foraging for themselves. Racing affairs do not look promising for this year, and I am mighty glad to get back. .,VM1-. Wldener has a fine three-year-old Cicero filly that may prove a good mare, but that Is about all I can say about the French horses so far mxM w Mr Wite"cr nnd AT. K. Vander-bllt are the only two American breeders that hayV kept their establishments-iu any kind of condition during the war. I could not advise anyone to go to Mein$,,,lUS yeur,esletllli toiuforts and good

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