Epinard A Good Looker: Not as Large as Man O War, But Every Inch a Race Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-20


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EPINARD A GOOD LOOKER Not as Large as Man o War, but Every Inch a Race Horse. His Impressive Showing in Englands Big Handicaps Removes Any Doubt of Ability to Run Fast. NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 19. If Epinard comes to the United States, and the negotiations toward that end are progressing satisfactorily, the American public will . see a good-looking horse ; not as large or imposing as Man o War, but a four-year-old whose photographs show him as possessing plenty of length, an unusually good shoulder and standing on four good sound legs with enough bone to carry any sixteen-hand horse. Epinards head will attract the attention of any breeder of blood stock. It has the masculine jowl so desirable in a sire and tapers off to a muzzle that is as refined as that of an Arab. The face is ornamented by a broad blaze extending to the nostril. The nigh hind foot is white to a point a few I inches above the ankle. The photograph re-i ccntly received in this country shows the great French colt somewhat lower in flesh j than our horses are as a rule, but this only 1 accentuates his quality. Fat covers a multitude of deficiencies in conformation. There is plenty of room for heart and lung play and the ample girth would indicate that Epinard can stay, though doubts have been j expressed to the contrary in certain quarters. I Wherever horsemen congregate the ! chances of Epinard winning a majority Gf his races should he cross the seas has been i ! the subject of discussion. His showing in the Stewards Cup at Goodwood, where he ran away from the fastest horses in England, and his phenomenal burst of speed in the Cambridgeshire late in the Autumn, in both of which classics he was conceding lumps of weight to his opponents, removes any doubt as to his ability to run fast. While this country has a number of fast horses and if isnt necessary to go beyond Zev for a phenomenal sprinter our best will have to be at the top of their form in order to cope with the brilliant son of Bada-joz and the Rock Sand mare Epine Blanche in the three-quarter and one mile races that were stipulated by Mr. Werthcimer as part ! of a program that would include a test of a , mile and a quarter. As Sarazen is a gelding he would be ineligible for any special race that might be arranged on the courses under tho jurisdiction of the Jockey Club, but there are other fast three-year-olds among the colts that would be nominated for , the short races at least. St. James, Wise Counsellor and Diogenes are among the best. I

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