Epinard near Best Form: French Star Will be in Fine Fettle for Labor Day Race-Owner to Sail on Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-20


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EPINARD NEAR BEST FORM French Star Will Be in Fine Fettle For Labor Day Race Owner to Sail On Saturday. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T.. Aug. 19. Epinard was so glad to be alive this morning that he took the bit bteween his teeth and ran away half a mile in 50 seconds with Everett Haynes. The regal chestnut wanted to go faster and it was all that Haynes could do to keep him from burning up the track. As the time approaches for the race it is apparent from the atmosphere of the headquarters of the French champion that Eugene Leigh and those about him are happy. The way the great four-year-old has taken on flesh since coming here and the manner in which he takes his gallops has convinced those that have had to do with him since he was first saddled that he is going to be at his best when the bugle calls him to the post for the first time in the International series at Belmont Park on Monday, September 1, Labor Day. Eugene Leigh has been a little worried because the plans of owner Pierre Wertheimer have been somewhat disrupted because of the demand of his businss. but his mind was relieved by the receipt of a cablegram this morning Avhich states that he will sail from Cherbourgh on the Bercngaria Saturday. About the time the patrons of Saratoga are paying a tribute to his great horse, Mr. Wertheimer will board the giant Cunarder and he should land at New York in time to see a day or two of sport here after a visit to his great horse at Belmont Park, whither he will go on Tuesday next in company with the Belmont three-year-olds. Arrangements were completed by telephone yesterday by Major Belmont for Epinard and his stable companions to have one of the newest and best stables at Belmont Park. He will have some of the horses of the Jeffords camp under the supervision of Bob Smith for neighbors and should be as much at home as he was when an occupant of the private quarters of A. K. Macomber. which were not available as they will be occupied next week by the sixty head of thoroughbreds, which are now on the Atlantic to be sold at Belmont Park by the Thoroughbred Sales Company on September 11 and 12,

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