Great American Victory: Asteroide Wins for Yankee Sportsman R. B. Strassburger, Defeating the Crack Biribi., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-10


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GREAT AMERICAN VICTORY Asteroide Wins For Yankee Sportsman R. B. StrassDurger, Defeating the Crack Biribi. SPECIAL CABLE! IRAM. PARIS. France. May 9. — Asteroide, owned by Ralph Beaver Strassburger. the American sportsman, defeated Biribi in the Prix Du Cadran, at Longchamps yesterday. Oli-brius was third. There were seven starters. The spectators were stunned by the result. Biribi. however, lost little prestige in his defeat. He returned to the paddock badly cut, the mishap occurring when he was caught in close quarters. Totorello had the mount on him, and did not ride the colt with the best judgment. Rounding the first turn, Biribi was in the center of the closely bunched field, running under stout restraint, which he seemed to resent. It was at this point that Biribi received the cuts. Tortorello was criticized for not having gone on with Biribi, instead Of rating him, as he could have taken his position on the back stretch. Coming into the stretch, Biribi was hading by a slight margin. Passing the stand, Brethes made his run with Asteroide. The son of Sun Star — Aiguade caught Biribi and beat him by a neck. Trainer Murphy had Asteroide in superb condition for the race. Mrs. Strassburger and Peter, her young son. witnessed the race, but Mr. Strassburger was unable to attend. The Prix llocquart, a 2.400 meter stake, for thrcc-year-olds. was won by Baron E. I e Rothschilds Clamant, with ftfoOeC riding. Clamant scored easily and impressed many as the best colt of his ag in France, although there are some who rate Lic-tuer the leader i of this division. There is a question whether Licteur is a stayer. Flamant has but few-stake engagements this year.

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