Epinard Leaves Saratoga: French Star Shipped to Belmont Park Where First International Race Will be Run Monday, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-27


view raw text

EPINARD LEAVES SARATOGA French Star Shipped to Belmont Park Where First International Eace Will Be Run Monday. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T., Aug. 26. Epinard left here this evening in a special train for Belmont Park, ready to uphold the honor of France in the first of the International Specials at Belmont Park on Labor Day, Monday next He is due to reach the course at Queens early tomorrow morning and will occupy a part of the quarters reserved for the Jeffords horses. Eugene Leigh left on the evening train so as to see that all is shipshape for his champion, whose condition is all that could be hoped for. The work of Epinard on Monday morning continues to be the talk of those who are familiar with the Simms course and know just how good three-quarters around two turns really is. That the trial did the horse no harm was evidenced this morning when he was as playful as a schoolboy when brought over for a slow gallop of a couple of miles. He was as limber as an eel at the conclusion of the pipe-opener which he had with Leonard Madden in the saddle. Everett Haynes had gone to New York by way of Schenectady whither he had gone to speak on the radio on Monday night. That the first of the International races is going to be a good one may be taken for granted. The outlook for a strong field is better than a week ago when there was some doubt as to the condition of Zev. A five-eighths move in 1 :00 which was accomplished a few mornings ago however, on the part of the winner of the race with Papyrus has brought the Rancocas four-year-old into the limelight and he is now regarded as a sure starter. His name is one to conjure with in a race of this character. He is the one particular horse Mr. "Wertheimer would like to have Epinard meet for reasons that are apparent. It was thought at one time that Grey Lag might be sent to the post also in the first race but the way the chestnut horse is training tends to the belief that he will be Mr. Sinclairs hope for the mile at Aqueduct on Saturday, September C and for the mile and a quarter at Latonia on Saturday, October 11. It will delight the many, admirers of the great son of Star Shoot to learn that he worked an eighth a few mornings -since in a shade under eleven seconds. This is as fast as horses race, and is eloquent of the powers of Grey Lag, who is one of the best horses the American turf has seen in a decade. The western contingent has two strong strings to its bow in Wise Counsellor and Baffling. John "Ward and his partner are keen on the chances of the former and say that if he is beaten they will have no excuses to offer. Ed Bradley thinks Baffling can run as fast as any horse in the world. Jefferson Livingston evidently shared in the : belief as he offered the Kentuckian 0,000 , for the son of North Sta"r III., today. "I want to see my colors in that race, and the horse is not for sale at any price," was Mr. Bradleys response to the offer. "Wise Counsellor and the remainder of the Ward horses will be at Belmont Park tomorrow and it is . just possible that Worthmore, a sprinter of parts, may also sport the Ward silks on Monday. Another sure starter for the race at Bel- mont Park is Miss Star, now the property of the Audley Farm, the turf name of the Messrs. B. B. and Montfort Jones. This fleet mare has recently shown all her old time speed and will be saddled by Fred Taral, who still has her in charge. Major Belmont with Ordinance in eclipse has Ladkin and Lucky Play to draw on. Both have a world of speed and are numbered among the most promising of the American defenders. Wilderness is another fast horse that will probably get to the post for the test which promises to draw a record breaking throng to Belmont Park.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1924082701/drf1924082701_16_1
Local Identifier: drf1924082701_16_1
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800