The Brook To Be Raced In France, Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-28


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THE BROOK TO BE RACED IN FRANCE NEW YORK N Y June 27 J E Griffiths champion steeplechaser The Brook will be sent to France next autumn Harry Rites who trains him says He is practically through here I may start him once or twice but I doubt it He is a little horse fifteen hands one and onehalf inches high and the weights they are asking him to carry make it advisable not to start him I wont send him to England for he would have no chance against their big horses over there Anyhow there is only one steeplechase of any account in England the Grand National and that is over four miles part of placeThe it plowed fields and he would be out of place The Brook despite his crusher of 174 pounds in the Great United Hunts Steeplechase Saturday at Belmont Park Terminal might have turned defeat into victory if a certain untoward incident had not marked the race As the horses were running up to the final jump preparatory to rounding the turn into the homestretch The Brook was in third posi ¬ tion and making a game try for the lead Trumpa tor and Barklie were only a few strides in front of the champion and Kennedy who rode The Brook tried to come through on the inside rail But Wil ¬ liams on Barklle was quick to see the maneuver and frustrated it He came over to the inside him ¬ self BrookBalked in the nick of time to pinch off The Brook Balked in his endeavor to squeeze through The Brook had to stop short and he made the final jump from a standing start He just barely dragged his legs over the brush and by the time be was over all chance of passing the leaders aid fled

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