Go Slowly With Epinard: Gene Leigh Not Hurrying French Star--Massine Not Much On Looks., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-19


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i i i ] . * J J | | ; j | i I I : t ! . ! j ; ; ■ , j ■ i GO SLOWLY WITH EPINARD Gene Leigh Not Hurrying French Star — Massine Not Much On Looks. SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE PARIS, France, April 1.— Trainer Gene Leigh is going slowly, according to accounts. with Epinard, and no date is given for his Brat start yet. I should think the French WonM have something to say about the cups ] in England this season with Massine, Filibert de Savoie and Rose Prince. I While Massine is anything but a pleasing | horse in conformation, it is the old case of i "handsome is as handsome does," for he | surely can stay and has a turn of speed when called upon. I | I visited the Gazon last Aveek. Robert Mitchell has some good yearlings there which j j gossip says will this year be sold at Deau-ville. Durbar never looked better and his book is well filled for 1924. Some of his j foals this year are fine, strong, and mest j pleasing. At Henry Corbieres Nonant le Pin, the j : other day he showed me something unusual. His mare Finesight had two filly foals by Durbar. They were both alive after eight | ! days and of good size. Without a doubt both will live. The mare is having quite a time nursing I the two, but they intended the next day to j begin helping her out with cows milk. The ; foals are cunning and look as if somebody ■ had taken a brush and marked them. They are exactly alike in every way. People say here that one of the Ephrus- sis years ago raised twins at their haras. and called one Deauville and the other Trou-ville. ! Speaking cf these towns it will in-. I terest some off our readers who know how j terrible the Paris-Deauville road is in the ; summer after the season begins, to be told that the other day I motored from Maisons-! Laffitte to Deauville race course in exactly three hours without seeming to be traveling uncomfortably fast. Of course it was from seven oclock to ten oclock on a Sunday morning and there was no traffic. The first of the American racing men arrived yesterday ; Frank Hitchcock, locking well, rather tired after an all night train ride on the Olympic special from Cherbourg.

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