Epinards Coming Visit: Great French Horse to Be Brought Here By Way of Canada.; Chacolet Gains Recognition as Probable Opponent for Frenchman--Her Remarkable Accomplishments., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-13


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EPINARDS COMING VISIT! . «. Great French Horse to Be Brought Here By Way of Canada. ♦ Chaeolet ;alns Recognition as Probable Opponent for Frenchman — Her Remarkable Accomplishments. XKW YORK. NT. Y.. May 12.— William Kit-tauer. who has just returned from Frame, is authority for the statement that Kpinard. the j great French four-year-old. which will meet | the best of our horses in a series of three races at Helmont Park, Aqueduct and Ka-tonia next autumn, will come to this country by way of Canada. H. Kugene Leigh, the American trainer I who developed Kpinard. told Mr. Kittauer I two weeks ago that he was pursuing this course because of the cooler weather pre- | vailing over the northern transatlantic route. I From Montreal Kpinard will be brought to Saratoga by way of Mouses Toint. The | present intention is to ship Kpinard after | his engagement at Ascot in June and he should be safe in the special Quarters which will be arranged for him at Saratoga by the first days of July. According to present plans Kpinard will take part in only two rates before going to the post at Belmont Park on Labor Day in the first of the American series. His only start in France will be in the match against Sir Galahad Ill-winner of the I/incolnshire Handicap on May 19 at St. Cloud. That Mr. Wetheimer is a sportsman, and that he believes thoroughly in the supremacy of his horse is shown by the concessions that he has made in connection with the match. Kpinard is to carry 130 pounds, while the impost of Sir Galahad HI. will be 119. In the matter of the wager between the owners M. WVrtheimer gives Mr. Conn odds at the rate of 5 to 3. The outcome of this contest will be awaited with eager interest in this country. In connection with the Kpinard series it is gratifying to note the growing strength of the field from which the competitors of the invader must come. Zev and his three-year-old stable companion. Mad Flay, have joined St James as the leaders to date of the eastern contingent that may be expected to meet the French champion, while Chaeolet lias taken her place beside In Memoriam. Wise Counsellor and probably Worthmore as the defenders of the west. ROYAL DKSCEDA5T8. The victory of Chaeolet in the Dixie Handicap at Fimlico on May :. was achieved under difficulties that would have taken the heart out of a less courageous thoroughbred than the daughter of St. Amant, whose relationship in the female line to St. James is worthy of notice. The second dam of both St. .lames and Chaeolet is the renowned mare Chelan-dry. by Goldfinch, fast assuming the right of being ranked with the greatest dams of the turf. The career of Chaeolet, and Mr. Headleys patient belief in her ability to accomplish great things, makes one of the most interesting chapter* in the history of the present day turf. Chacotet was bred in Kngland by Lord Bosebery. Her sire, St. Amant. by St. Frusquin. won the Kpsom Derby and other good races, including the Jockey Club Stakes, the latter with 141 pounds in the saddle. Her dam. Martial Note was by Carbine, noted Australian sire, out of Chelandry. whose Bon. Neil Gow. won the Two Thousand Guineas. Chaeolet was so small as a two-year-old that she was sold for breeding purposes to her present owner and Frederick Johnson of New York, the name of the latter being on the records as her importer. The mare did not race at two. At three she was unplaced in ordinary company, while she won only two cheap races in 19_2 as a four-year-old. The western champion was beaten in ordinary company as late as Saratoga last August n lx-r return to Kentucky she improved gi ;itly, however, winning the I.atonia Cup at two and one-quarter miles. This was followed by her sensational victory in the |S#,#M Kentucky Special Handicap, in which she beat In Memoriam. In this race a photograph shows that she was fifty yards behind the last horse the first time past the stand. Her brilliant burst of speed in the Last five-eighths of that race is something they are still talking about in Kentucky. PIMI.ICO IP VICTORY. Then came her phenomenal race in the mud for the Fimlico Cup. another two and a quarter mile test In this race, for which she •was sent to Maryland especially, she carried 116 pounds to :»9 on Hephaistos, and was beaten only a length by the son of Yulcain. whose, mud running proclivities are well known. After that race Mr. Headl. y. who had bought Mr Johnsons share before the opening of the campaign of 1923 knew that he had a good mare. During the winter she grew and thickened greatly and went into training in April bigger and better than ever before. While the colored horseman W. Buford is down as the trainer of Chaeolet when she r.ices at home, her owner supervises her work, snatching time for the task from the management of his I.eaumont Stud, his activities as a farmer and stock breeder with two thousand acres in grass and under crop, as well as various interests in the City of 1 xmgton that often make him think the d.iys all too short. Chaeolet l egan this years campaign at home on April 2Cth. by winning the Phoenix Hotel Handicap and she went to Pimlico for the Dixie, carrying the absolute confidence of her young owner, whose hopa now is that she will train for the Mark Handicap. Saratoga Cup and other events in Whfck she is already eng.iged. but chiefly for the proposed Special at a mile and a quarter at l.atonia in which she will BMOt Kpinard and the best of this countrys ram paigri.rs. Mr. Headl-y says he wants to ■bow what a country boy can do with ar. Knglish cast-off against the French champion. Tie re is no parallel in recent years of a thoroughbred showing such Improroainnt ai Chaeolet has rSBjIOtered in the last yeal . She r. -minds nhl tllWI turfmen of Fir -ir/.e, but is a larger mar.- than the wear and tear daughter of imported Glenelg who repeatedly demonstrated her ability to take the measure of the horses especially m.-r distances of ground. lake Chaeolet, Firenze who raced in the colors of J. B. Haggin was ■ great finisher and was rarely beaten oncotic , .;i.:: d an OOpOO nt. The Knglish mare is beautifully turned and stands about ir .L"-j hands. She is a solid hay with black points. She is remarkably deep through the heart and is unusually sound having feet like flint. Her legs are fir •■ fiHiti blemishes of any kind, an eloquent tribute to tne policy of deferred training. A switch tail gies her an old-fashioned ap-pearaaoa but she is a race man- of quality once the blinkers are on and the colors are up. Chaeolet*! total winnings in 1 f*2M and the current year to date amount to Jlul.Lli. of which ::. .7o was earned last year. Sh" should be an outstanding attraction for Easterners when she comes to Saratoga in A IgW L

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