French Turfman Succumbs: Jean Arditi, Who Raced a Big Stable Successfully in France, Dies after Operation in Paris, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-16


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FRENCH TURFMAN SUCCUMBS Jean Arditi, Who Raced a Big Stable Successfully in France, Dies After Operation in Paris. Jean Arditi, who raced a big stable with considerable success on French courses for some years, died February 22 in Paris following an operation. He was thirty-five years old. He was the son of M. Arditi, a leading munitions maker, and he early took an active part in his fathers business. He was decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honor for services to the Allied cause during the war. Arditi entered racing as an owner when the sport was resumed in France after the armistice. He was successful from the start. In 1919 Tic Tac won a number of important races in his colors. Her most notable victory was in" the Prix des Sablonnets, in which she defeated the crack Cri du Coeur. Among other stars which he owned alone or in partnership may be mentioned Bachlyk, winner of the Grand Prix de Dieppe and the Prix Gladiateur in 1920 ; Thistlo, two-time winner of the Grand Steeplechase at Engheim in. 1920 and 1922, and Fauche le Pre, which in 1922 won in an interval of less than six weeks the Grand Prix du Printemps. a flat race at Marseilles and the Grand Hurdle race at Auteuil.

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