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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF For some reason the breeder- of Krance -eem to be more appreciative of and value more highly the Herod -train than do the breeders of any Other country. It is due to the energie- of the French tliat the lines of Thornianby. through I.e Sancy and Flying Dutchman, by way of hta sons and grandson-, are going concerns today. It is Special Commissioner Allisons opinion that of the tlnee year old- he.-t considered through their twoyrarohl form for the K|i-oio Derby of 1921 I.eighton is best. The -on of Koj Herode -Qeeea of the Earth, by Flying Fo. much resembles hi* gi it graadsire la general conformation. His early I "ill in hi- 1020 racing w a- SCCasioaal lack of freedom of -ride. The Dngli-h tumor about Mr. Macomher coming to America to engage an American trainer for hi-gnat French -table and -tad wa- not well grounded. Tom Murphy i- in charge of all. is thoroughly competent, wa- most successful in racing last year and i- popular iu France. Murphy is to stay in ■ large. He will be assisted by an American busi-no-s manager noi jret -elected a- far a- it, known. The li-t of -ires in Italy of which the produce gaiiinl over 8100.000 lire in 1920 is as follows: Hignorino Best Man. 989.440 lire; Lally Amphion. t.7V3 0: Areoiitc Melton. 888.075; Guido Real Melaiiioni. 232.177: Calydoti Cylleae. 179.335; Codoniaa iCamhyse, 140.100; Absolute iCallinule. I2l.02.i: Sir Archibald Desatoad, 184.108.40.206; Kldia IBS J Konabli 102.2.70 Ihe Italian lire nowaday.* BJ v*oi!U gbsajl thici; and ouc-hall tci4lb.