Mess Over French Race: Victory of Parisian Cabaret-Owned Horse No Boon for Defeat of Favorite., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-23


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MESS OVER FRENCH RACE Victory of Parisian CabaretOwned Horse No Boon for Defeat of Favorite PARIS France June 22 It will be many a day before the French racing public of the better class recover from the disappointment over the result of the running of the French Grand National Steeple ¬ chase last Sunday The defeat of the favorite Heros XII was bad enough but the victory of the Parisian cabaret horse Roi Beige added insult to injuryParfrement injury Parfrement who was to blame for the favorites defeat may have been guilty of no more than an error Heros XII is a bad horse Three weeks ago he was beaten in the 10000 Annuel dEnghein and had run a bad race before it The bad display of the horse In a race of inferior value the previous week had irritated the public and between the two races circulars exciting the people to violent action had been widely distributed The Societe Sportive dEncouragement took special precautions by having a large body of municipal police on the ground Heros XII was ridden by Parfrement and although running extremely well under his great weight could do no better than finish third to the Due Decazes Englishbred Vesington Chief and Master Bob The result probably saved the situation as far as the threatened rioting was concerned though had Heros XII won there would without doubt have been an explosion After the race the stewards who had an investigation pending expressed them ¬ selves satisfied with the running of the horse which was quite consistent with the explanations of the owner and trainer and they declared the in ¬ cident closed closedRoi Roi Beige the winner is owned by Leon Vol terra who sold programs at the Olympla theatre at the beginning of the war and now owns the Casino de Paris ParisThe The entire company of the Casino de Paris theatre were at Auteuil betting on Volterras entry even chorus girls dressers and sceneshifters plac ¬ ing rolls of bank notes on the long shot shotThe The higher class of stable owners declined to congratulate Volterra after the race but the stewards were forced to present him to M Miller and in the presidential box according to custom customThe The three Volterra brothers who own various Montmartre resorts includiny the famous Abbayc in the Place Pigalle went wild with joy when Roi Belye won kissing the horse the jockey Mitchell and each other and the theatrical world who were tipped to bet on Roi Beige went frantic when the odds were announced by the parimutuel

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