Col. Winn Enthusiastic: Returns to Latonia from New York Pleased with Outlook for the International Races, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-21


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I ; ; , j COL. WINN ENTHUSIASTIC Returns to Latonia from New York Pleased With Outlook for the International Races. LATONIA, Ky., June 20.— General Manager Matt J. Winn of the Kentucky Jockey-Club returned from New York where he has been since Monday. In discussing his visit to the metropolis, he said : "The chief purpose of my visit to New York was to assist in perfecting the details of the series of matches in which Epinard, the French champion, will participate. "At a conference with Major August Belmont and Mr. Shelvin, president of the Aqueduct track, I was informed that Epinard was in good condition and that Mr. Pierre Wertheimer was ready to meet all the conditions of our agreement. We expect to hear within the next few days when Epinard will be shipped, it being understood that his early training will be at Saratoga. "The races in which the best horses in America will engage have aroused international interest, which I am sure will increase as the time approaches for the first of these matches, a three-quarter-mile dash for three-year-olds and upward for a stake of 5,000, to be run at Belmont Park. The next race, at a mile, for a similar amount will be run at Aqueduct and the third, at one and one-quarter miles, for a 0,000 stake that will be run during the fall meeting at Latonia. "At the meeting with Mr. Belmont and Mr. Shelvin, it was suggested that Sir Galla-had and other leading French and English horses should be invited to contest in the Epinard matches. I agreed heartily with i the proposition and offered to give a 0,000 I i stake at the fall meeting at Churchill Downs if the owners of other foreign stake horses would enter and that I felt sure Mr. Spalding Jenkins would offer a purse for an equal amount for a similar match at Laurel. "My idea is that these tests of merit between our own and the French and English thoroughbreds will create a world-wide interest such as is now aroused by the Epsom Derby and the Kentucky Derby."

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