Two U. S. Horses Names for Festival of Britain: Europes Classiest Racers Also in Englands New Race July 21, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-21


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Two U.S. Horses Named For Festival of Britain Europes Classiest Racers Also In Englands New Race July 21 LONDON, England, May 19 Reuters.— The United States has two candidates in "William Woodwards Turco and Mrs. John Bryces Big Dipper for the King George VI. and Queen Elizabeths Festival of Britain Stakes as the 96 entries for the event were . announced. The 12-furlong race will draw one of the classiest fields ever run over Ascots royal heath on July 21. The race m has drawn entries from England, Eire, France, Italy and Germany and will be the most valuable ever run in Britain, expected to be worth over 4,000. Turco is the co-favorite for the Epsom Derby and Big Dipper was the champion juvenile in England last year. Among the British entries is Winston Churchills Colonist TJ., the French-bred gray who is the best loved horse in Britain since Brown Jack; this years 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas winners, the Chinese-owned Ki Ming and the unbeatable Belle of All; Kelling, winner of the 1950 Cambridgeshire, and Cagire, one of the chief British hopes for this years Ascot Gold Cup. Francois Dupre, of France, has named his Tantieme, winner of the 1950 Prix de lArc de Triomphe and regarded as the best four-year-old across the Channel. Marcel Boussac, the leading French owner, has named eight racers, including Scratch, winner of last years St. Leger, and Djelfa, victress in the Poule Dessai des Poluiches last Sunday. The leading Italian owner and breeder, Frederico Tesio, has nominated his unbeaten Daumier, recent winner of the Italian Derbv. Two v German four-year-olds, Firament and Erlenkind, have been entered by Luise Gembecki. The strong Irish contingent is headed by Signal Box, winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas yesterday. Even if only a quarter of the better entries go, it will be one of the most exciting races in years.

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