Macomber Selling Horses: American Stable in Hard Luck at French St. Cloud Race Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-01


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MACOMBER SELLING HORSES American Stable in Hard Luck at French St Cloud Race Meeting PARIS France April S There are indications that Mr Macomber intends to limit his racing string Several of his floraes including such good ones as High Spirits Boscobel and lassy have been sold and he has decided to get rid of his original training establishment at La Morlaye near Chan tilly A large number of his horses have already been transferred to SaintLouisdePoissy the com ¬ modious racing stables and tracks lie bought from the trustees of the late Mr W K Vaiiderbilt last year for 1000000 His private trainer Thomas Murphy is now in full charge there aiid promises to emulate the record of William Duke who man ¬ aged the establishment with such wonderful success in the time of Mr Vanderbilt VanderbiltThe The splendid form of A K Macombers horses at the first few meetings of the flat racing season appears to have fallen off somewhat during the past week and followers of that stable and jockey ONeill have had a very unprofitable time The consecutive defeats of Rrumado and Pergola at Saint Cloud in races where both were made raging hot favorites were followed by the collapse of the crack colt Petsik in the Prix Lasrange of 10000 at MaisonsLafitte last Friday For this valuable prize only four horsed were sent to the post the rest of those engaged being presumably frightened away by Petsik which was backed as if defeat was out of the question The race however fur ¬ nished a still further instance of the glorious un ¬ certainty as Capt J D Cohns inconsistent colt Stick to It the rank outsider of the quartet 20 to 1 made all the running and to the general conster ¬ nation won in a canter Stick to It with odds bet on him had received over thirty pounds and a beating only eight days previously from a moderate fouryearold Luc III at Saint Cloud and In the Prix Lagrange carrying fourteen poijnds jibre cov ered he same distance in several seconds less time The victory provoked a hostile demonstration both in the paddockouTd on the open course The proposal tp excjiide frort faH Flinch race courses any persons who are found guilty of clandes ¬ tine betting that is to say who bet otherwise than at the parimutuel booths seems likely to provoke a lot of opposition also the attempt to set up betting offices in the towns where the stayat home punter can bet openly instead of as now being forced to find some illicit bookmaker to ac ¬ commodate him

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