French Race Abandoned: Proposed International Cup at Longchamps Declared Off, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-05


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i j I , ; i , : ! ; i I FRENCH RACE ABANDONED Proposed International Cup at Longchamps Declared Off. Epinard to Take Part in Two Races in England, Two in France anil Then Will He Shipped to America. The latest reports from Paris bring the news that the proposed International Cup Race to be held at Longchamps on May 3, has been abandoned. French sportsmen behind the movement desired to bring Papyrus, Zev, Epinard and- representatives from other countries to participate in a worlds championship contest, but owing to many difficulties encountered at home and abroad in promoting such a race have decided that it would be best not to proceed further, Pierre Wertheimer, owner of Epinard, on his return home from the United States, and after consulting with trainer Eugene Leigh, announced that the French champions racing campaign would include two races in France, and two in England, after which the horse would be shipped to the United States. Epinard is expected to reach this country in July and after a months training at Sara-: toga is expected to be ready for a series of races against Americas best. Tentative plans call for the first contest at Belmont Park. Whether he will be raced at any of the other New York tracks has not been announced, but it is thought that Epinard may be taken to Kentucky for one race and perhaps to Maryland. It is said that whatever the outcome of these races Epinard will be retired to the stud at the end of the 1321 racing season.

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