France Hails Brantome "Horse of the Century", Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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, I FRANCE HAILS BRANTOME "HORSE OF THE CENTURY" j : The "horse of the century" is the way France hails unbeaten Brantome, son of the great English sire Blandford, which died just recently. Brantome is the property of Baron Edouard de Rothschild and that popular view of the sensational four-year-old is endorsed by many eminent judges of the thoroughbred. Brantome has won all eleven of the races in which he has started and his most recent conquest was a spectacular success in the Prix du Cadran, the French equivalent of the English Ascot Gold Cup, That race is run over a stamina testing distance of two and a half miles and Brantome won by fifteen lengths and in the extraordinary fast time of 4:23. Accounts of the race reveal that Brantome, challenging on the outsider left his rivals as if they were walking and merely cantered as he passed the winning post. His total winnings now amount to about 35,000. He will be shipped to England for the Ascot Gold Cup and undoubtedly will rule a hot favorite for that world famous race. Brantome is a bay colt, four years old, by Blandford Vitamine, by Clarissimus, from Viridiflora, by Sans Souci U., from Rose Nini, by Le Sancy. Here , is his invincible racing record: 1933. Paris, June 15. Won Prix de Martinvast, with 122 pounds, by one length. Seven ran. Five furlongs. Maisons-Lafitte, July 30. Won Prix Robert Papin omnium for two-year-olds, with 122 pounds, by two lengths. Eleven ran. Six furlongs. Deauville, August 20. Won Prix Moray, with 124 pounds, by one and one-half lengths. Eleven ran. Six furlongs. Easton and Mary Tudor behind him. Paris, October 15. Won Grand Criterium, with 124 pounds, by one and one-half lengths. Nine ran. One mile. Easton and. Mary Tudor again beaten. Free Handicap. Brantome, with 137 pounds. Nearest opponent, Admiral Drake, with 131 pounds. Total winnings in 1933, 1,673. 1934. Paris, May 3: Won Prix de Sevres, with 128 pounds, by six lengths. Three ran. One mile. Paris, May 13. Won Poule dEssai des Poulains 2,000 guineas! by three, lengths. Six ran. One mile. Admiral Drake ran second.. Paris, May 27. Won Prix Lupin,- with 128 pounds, by two and one-half lengths. Eight ran. One mile, one and one-half furlongs. Was unable to race for next four months, owing to a severe attack of coughing. Paris, September 16. Won Prix Royal Oak, with 128 pounds, bjr a neck. Ten ran. One mile and seven furlongs. Admiral Drake and Foulablin, first and second in Grand Prix de Paris, were unplaced. Paris, October 7. Won Prix de lArc de Triomphe, with 123 pounds, by two and one-half lengths. Thirteen ran, including As-suerus, Felicitation, Admiral Drake, Duplex, Derby winner; Morvillars, Geauville Grand Prix winner, Denver and Silver Plated. One and one-half miles. Total winnings in 1934, 7,646. 1935. Le Trombley, May 1. Won Prix Edgard-Gillois Biennial, with 133 pounds, by two and one-half lengths. Six ran, all four-year-olds receiving from fourteen to seventeen pounds. Two miles and three furlongs. ,630. Paris, May 12. Won Prix du Cadran, with 126 pounds. Seven ran, four, five and six-year-olds. Won in a canter by fifteen lengths. Two and one-half miles. 3,000.

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