Big Day in French Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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Big Day in French Racing By Special Correspondent PARIS, France.— The biggest event of the current French racing season since liberation from the ravages of war was the re-opening of the Longchamp course on May 20. In spite of transport difficulties, immense crowds managed to reach the race course, apparently enjoying the long walk across the Bois de Boulogne. There were many new names among the owners on the program, but the unchallenged king of French racing is Marcel Boussac, who also races extensively in England. His French trainer is the former champion jockey, C. Semblat. The chief event on opening day, the Prix Nabob of 0,000, was won by the popular odds-on choice, Arden, carrying the silks of Boussac. Ar-den won easily by three lengths from M. Couturils Galene.

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