Epinards Recent Defeats: Give Turf World Subject for Discussion- His Engagement in England Before Coming Here, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-11


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SARDS RECENT DEFEATS! Give Turf World Subject for Discussion — His Engagement in D: England Before Coming Here. et * VI I NEW YORK. N. Y., June 10.— The recent th the defeats of Epinard have given the turf world C a subject for discussion. Opinions vary as to n the cause. That he was unable to concede j eleven pounds to as good a horse as Sir Galahad III. was not surprising, but the general w opinion in France is that he should have "Won that event instead of being beaten by a narrow margin. While Le Jockey voices its praise of Mr. Wertheimers qualities of i heart for riding Haynes, who had only re- 1 cently come out of a hospital, it questions his judgment for so doing, and gives ONeill, 1 the pilot of Sir Galahad in., great credit 1 for the part he played in achieving victory. • The cables report Epinard as being slightly lame, but the trouble is probably superficial, as the horse is scheduled to race at Ascot during the meeting from June 17th to 20th, after which it is expected that he will leave for this country to fill his engagements at Belmont Park, Aqueduct and Latonia. Epinards engagements at Ascot include the As- ] cot Gold Cup and the Hardwick Stakes, the former at two and a half miles and the latter at one and one half miles, but the j chances are that he will be seen in action in the Royal Hunt Cup at seven-eighths, 166 yards and the Kings Stand Stakes at five-eighths, distances at which he has been held to be invincible by both English and French experts. It was as a sprinter that he electrified the British last year by winning the Stewards = Cup at Goodwood over the 3-4 mile route and just failing to win the Cambridgeshire, giving away tons of weight at a mile and an eighth. This latter route is considered ! within the capacity of any first class sprinter. Epinards training to date would not justify the belief that he would start for the Gold Cup or the Hardwick Stakes. ! Ex-Congressman Perry Belmont, former bwner of that good horse Ethelbert and a 1 -keen student of the turf in writing recently . I from Paris to his brother Major August * h Belmont has the following to say about Epinards match with Sir Galahad III. and 1 the French racing situation in general : w "Epinard looked almost as big as when I [ j saw him in his stall three months ago. As 3 _ you probably know they intend sending him 1 " to England for Ascot and to America for r his engagements there. The chances are entirely " in favor of his improving on yester- days race, but his performance at Ascot j r can alone determine. Messine, perhaps the best of the four-year-olds here at short dis- I t tances has beaten Sir Galahad III. Filibert de s v Savoie, the winner of last years Grand Prix, I has proved himself the best of the French 1 I four-year-olds at a distance. He is also 3 engaged at Ascot this year. r 1 "Under these circumstances, and as Epin- . c ard had proved himself a great horse, the e best of the racing men here think that his s t owner should not have taken the risk of run- - i ning him in a match so early in the sea- - son. It wras a very good race and the horse e Will, I hope, regain his prestige at Ascot." " c i i From the above it would appear as though h there was a good chance of an American representative taking the measure of the French * horse at a mile and a quarter next Fall. J

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