Offer 00,000 for International Races: American Sportsmen Hope to Attract Other Foreign Stars besides Epinard, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-19


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OFFER 00,000 FOR INTERNATIONAL RACES American Sportsmen Hope to Attract Other Foreign Stars Besides Epinard . ♦ In Addition to Contests Already Planned for Epinard, Col. Matt Winn Offers Another 0,000 Stake for All Comers and Laurel May Also Stage Similar Race • NEW YORK, N. Y., June 18.— It is entirely possible, and even probable, that other foreign horses besides Pierre Wertheimers Epinard will be attracted to this country for racing in the fall. It is also more than likely that the races will not be confined to the three contests that have already been planned. These three races that were decided upon for the entertainment of Epinard are a three-quarters dash at Belmont Park, a mile at Aqueduct and a mile and a quarter at Latonia. Colonel Matt Winn, who came to New York to confer with August Belmont and James Shevlin, respectively of Belmont Park and Aqueduct, is enthusiastic over the chances to improve on the international contests. He has said that if other foreigners were induced to come over, as well as Epinard, the Kentucky Jockey Club would offer another $.".0,000 prize to be decided at the Churchill Downs meeting at Louisville. This additional stake would be conditional upon other horses coming from abroad as well as Epinard, according to Colonel Winns plan. He would make the international races free-for-all contests and not confined to any one of the foreign champions. Of course, they will be open to all comers on thi.s side of the Atlantic and additional offers and a broadening of the program might bring an invasion that would mean great spoit. Colonel Winn also expressed the opinion that Spalding Lowe Jenkins and his associates at Laurel would gladly come into any agreement to have cne of the fall races at the Maryland course. The Laurel meeting is conducted during the month cf October and dates could readily be arranged to make it an ideal ground for one of the contests. One of the chief reasons for opening the way for other foreign horses than F.pinaid is the hope that it may bring Sir Galahad TIL. one of the conquerors of Eoinnrd in Fiance. Many would really consider this colt more of an attraction at this ti-ne than Epinard himself in the light of what he has accomplished this year. There is still time to make changes that would let in all corners to these international races and it is the proposed plan to offer prizes that will aggregate about 00,000, which would well compensate the invasion. *

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