Racing Doings in France: American Trainers Ready for Action in Races on "Flat", Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-22


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: t t 1 - • | . f . - ! • j ! RACING DOINGS IN FRANCE ; e American Trainers Ready for Action in Races on "Flat." ♦ Old Hildreth Quarters Beautified | — Ex-Macomberite, Pendennis, Good at Hurdle Racing. ♦ SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE. PARIS. France, Maich 12. — The flat racing Reason in France opens in morrow at St. Cloud. The jump, is have been with Us since the middle of last 1 month, but the crowds have been small and the I racing has not called for much attention. People seem to have been holding back for the legitimate sport. You meet some of the regulars from time to time in the street, or in the restaurants, and each I gives you the same reply to your remark, "Have you been racing?" which is, "No, I am waiting for the flai to begin." Trainers are well satisfied with the open winter. ■ All eersea pointed for the early racing are well nd-anced and for some weeks fast work has been the 1 onler of the day. Reports say Tom Murphy is ready with his early spring string at Saint Louis de Poissy. Frank ONeill has been home three weeks from 1 Switzerland and hard work has been the order of each day ever since. MoGee is back also at Chan- I illy and has been with the Edouard de Rothschild 1 lot on the gallops. Eugene Leigh is iinite ready. In fa -t. conditions have been so favorable, if no setback comes, we should have fine racing right at the start. Duke, of course, has only a few thiee- yeai-olds in his lot. These were leased by Maurice de Rothschild to The Aga Khan and will be his only representatives until his i wo-y ear-olds start at the end of June. Jeiry Welsh has some of the Joseph E. Widener stable ready, and after mentioning these trainers we have exhausted the American ones hen. OLD HILDRETH PLACE BRUSHED UP. An army of workmen has been at work on the old Hildreth place. Duke expects to have them out and move in himself next week. It is reniarkahle how a place not lived in can run down after six years. When Sam Hildreth was living there i; looked as well as his horses always do. With the exchange going in his favor to take home his francs, received for the property and winning the Playfellow case, he certainly has begun the Besses well. The discredited Pendennis. by Rabelais — Confection, sold in the Maconiber .Ir.ifi hist full at Chilis, has Breves himself ■ really high-class huiiller. He hung in the sales ring at ,408 for a Isag rime and we, in connection with Jerry Welsh. tried to induce a racing man present to buy the horse .nil turn him out of training for ■ frcahia ing. but did not asaaage to interest him stiff iciently. Filippi has a nice proposition in Pendennis for the hurdle races. Commander -f. K. L. Ross is in Paris at The Crillon with his family. He told us he has no intention of forming a racing establishment here, but he wished la go lax iug when the flat season Started aad else to see something of Chantilly. From now on more news should be available for American consiimpi ion and with the fast mail steamers on their weekly runs once more the readers of Daily Racing Form will be able to know the gossip from the Flench courses. * 1

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