Teach Epinard Left Turn: Prince of Wales Aide an Interested Visitor at Saratoga, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-22


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TEACH EPINARD LEFT TURN - Prince of Wales Aide an Interested Visitor at Saratoga. French Colt Taken, to E. F. Simms Private; Course for Practice Accustomed" to Right Turn. " " SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 21. An interested spectator at the races this afternoon was Major E. D- Metcalf, of the staff of the Prince of Wales, who was the guest of F. Ambrose Clark. . Major Metcalf has charge of the polo mounts that will be used by the prince during his stay cn Long I Island and is a typical "young British officer, keenly interested in sports of all kinds. He went to the post with Mars Cassidy and saw the start for the race won by Blue Ridge. Horsemen with stallions of the type needed by tho Federal Remount Association will! have an opportunity -to dispose cf them next week when Major C. L. Scott, chief of the Bureau of Purchase, arid Distribution, will be herer It is Major Scotts present intention .to be at the track" on Wednesday, the 27th,: " and -it -will- facilitate matters if he knows the j location of these horses. Word may be left With C. . J. Fitzgerald - at the office of - the Association. Bowed tendons are not a blemish, but no horse with ringbones will be accepted. - - On account of the heavy track this morning Epinard had a day off nd" his exercise was purely perfunctlonary. One cf the chief requisites during the closing days of the J period of training for the Belmont Park race will be to get the great French four-year-old accustomed to running to the left j around a turn. Every race around a turn except that at St. Cloud, in which, he lost to Sir Galahad, has been run to the right. Going to tho left, Haynes says, cost the Wertheimer horse the match with the Jefferson Davis Corn champion. He was forced to take the colt back at the turn, as Epinard wasnt able to change his lead going to the left. His mount, he said, had the speed of his rival, but giving away so much weight, coupled with the unusual conditions, were handicaps that could not be overcome. Taking Epinard to the Simms private course was to educate him to run to the left. It has not been possible to keep cn the rail at all times, either at the Oklahoma training grounds or the regular track because of the largo number of horses at work mornings. At Mr. Simms private track Epinard had it all his own way, with the exception of his stable companion, Satin Slippers. Until he leaves here next Tuesday the visitor will be drilled to run as other horses do in this country. It will be recalled that when Belmont Park was built the horses ran to the right as they do on most courses in Great Britain and the continent and the practice was only recently abandoned in response to the demand on the part of horse owners, who said their charges were traied to run to the left elsewhere and they thought conditions should bo uniform.

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