Ksar Champion of France: Madame Blancs Great Racing Machine Considered Best Horse Seen in Years., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-27


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KSAR CHAMPION OF FRANCE Madame Blancs Great Racing RacingMachine Machine Considered Best BestHorse Horse Seen in Years SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE CORRESPONDENCEPARIS PARIS France May 10 For the last thrco days we have had the most beautiful weather Really the first taste of spring so far this year Longchamps was in its old glory Sun ¬ day The mannequins were all out and the photographers were busy snapping the various new dresses for the first time this season Before the first race every chair was taken and the stands wero packed When the big race was called the paddock was uncomfortably crowded It seemed as if every American in Paris was at the course courseAt At the Macomber sale last season Petsik was sold to Vicomte Foy and afterward acquired by Madame Blanc to lead the French champion Ksar in his work As is often the case an association of this kind proves advantageous to the work horse He started Sunday in a sevenfurlongs sprint with some shifty ones and scored an easy fourlength win with Frank Bullock sitting still stillAfter After this race we had the Prix Greffume one of those produce races which run into such a lot of money This one was worth over 520000 in totality with the winners share alone at 1 6200 6200Kefalin Kefalin from the Ambaticlos Stable jus ¬ tified his twoyearold form and gave Bul ¬ lock his second win of the day with Haroun al Rachid in second place half a length off The winner did not look well to our mind His coat seemed dull but he furnished a fine struggle in the stretch Still Kefalin does not impress one as being the Grand Prix horse for 1922 1922With With the Prix du Cadran the next event on the card it was almost impossible to move in the paddock ring Six went to the post In the early part of the afternoon the Due Decazes bought from Alexandre Aumont the fiveyearold Monte Santo so that there would be a pacemaker for Harpocrate Dormans was also a starter as was Gaston de Foix but nobody considered them seri ¬ ously As soon as the barrier was sprung on the far side of the little inner course McGee on Monte Santo shot to the front and led the field a merry dance danceHOW HOW KSA71 RACES AND WINS WINSPassing Passing the stand they were in Indian file as follows Monte Santo Dormans Ksar Flechois Ilarpocrate and Gaston de Foix On the backstretch before mounting the hill Flechois moved up Ksar carried his tail in a peculiar way rather loosely As Ksar races his tail moves up and down giving one the impression he is laboring This caused many to start up the old cry The favorites beaten beatenAt At the top of the hill Bellhouse moved even with Monte Santo on which McGee was at work and down the hill and around the turn the three class horses Flechois Ksar and Harpocrate had the race to them ¬ selves Flechois made a bold bid but Bul ¬ lock moved on Ksar and under a gentle hand ride he won easily and going away by an open length Harpocrate was an eased up third Bullock performed the hat trick By trickBy the race Ksar proved himself a really firstclass horse perhaps the best we have seen here in many years Certainly we underestimated him last year He is a gal ¬ loping machine and can stay as his two miles and a half yesterday proved It is to be regretted that Madame Blanc has de ¬ cided not to send him to England to run in the Ascot Gold Cup as we are convinced fit and well he would win it itBullocks Bullocks weekend jaunts over here are pleasant and profitable We have been told that his arrangement with the Blanc stable this season is definite at 750 win or lose loseIt It is quite remarkable the way Ksar Fle ¬ chois and Harpocrate have run to form The trio was always in the same order last year and now again this year yearLord Lord Derby started a nice gray filly by Tsard in the Prix de Saint James She won handily and is likely to be troublesome to the fillies so far seen out when Zariba is absent absentPortefin Portefin is leading the trainers with his public stable and fifteen wins in fortysix races and of course Frank ONeill is lead ¬ ing the jockeys comfortably with thirty three thirtytwoThe out of one hundred and thirtytwo The last race of last Sundays big racing at Longchamps was won by Edouard de Rothschilds Parisien ridden by McGee This colt was bred by John Sanford and is by Ecoucn La Leitha LeithaIt It will be interesting for American race ¬ goers to know that in the six races yes ¬ terday the total amount of money distributed amounted to 65000

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