Widener Leaving For Europe: Departs After Renewal of Belmont Stakes--Seeks New Ideas.; Will Witness Effort of St. Andrews, His Colorbearer, in French Derby--Owns French Stud., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-08


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WIDENER LEAVING FOR EUROPE Departs After Renewal of Belmont Stakes Seeks New Ideas Will Witness Effort of St Andrews His HisColorbearer Colorbearer in French Derby Owns French Stud NEW YORK N Y June 1 Joseph E Widener vicechairman of The Jockey Club and president of the Westchester Racing Association and Mjiami Jockey Club has a twofold purpose in this years trip to Eu ¬ rope first to see is colors sported by St Andrews in the Prix Du Jockey Club French Derby second to inspect the vari ¬ ous foreign courses for improvements and innovations which might be useful in this country countryMr Mr Widener sails from New York on the S S Europa Saturday following the sixty seventh running of the Belmont which last year saw his Peace Chance carry the scarlet and white striped silks to a brilliant victory victoryMr Mr Widener will go directly to France where on June 16 at Chantilly he expects to send St Andrews a son of Fairway and Spring to the post in the Prix Du Jockey Club This French Derby and the Belmont are the only races actually entitled to he designated true Derbys and bear the stamp of the original or of the great English clas ¬ sic These two races are fashioned to con ¬ form to the conditions of the EPs ° m Derby DerbySt St Andrews bred by Mr Widener in France ran once about two weeks ago in an important fixture at Longchamps beaten a scant head Fairway the sire of St An ¬ drews was bred and owned by Lord Derby Mr Widener will spend considerable time on his pretentious breeding place in Nor ¬ mandy the Haras Du Mesnil Like his mag ¬ nificent Elmendorf Stud in Kentucky the Haras Du Mesnil has produced some excel ¬ lent racing material This year Mr Widener sent a dozen of his finest brood mares mat ¬ ing them with such leading sires as Blen ¬ heim Pharos Messines and Asterus the latter one of the very best sons of Teddy the noted French stallion stallionWidener Widener will commute between England and France until the latter part of July when he will sail for home arriving in time to witness the opening of the Saratoga sea ¬ son While in England Mr Widener will renew his personal friendship with the Earl of Derby who was an honored guest in this country in 1930 Widener one of the most progressive men in The Jockey Club has been ever on the alert to improve the sport His annual trips to European turf centers have been productive of numerous Ideas many of which now are incorporated in American racing wholly or in part He was first to take active steps to curb the evil of stimulating horses He was first to intro ¬ duce the totalizator in this country and the first to seek improved starting by importing and experimenting with the Australian gate gateWidner Widner has many plans for Belmont be ¬ tween now and the fall meeting to include a remodelled betting ring a paddock walking ring for horses and the painting of all buildings barns and fences

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