International Classic Sought by Russians: Dr. Strogov Desires Event For Moscow; Watts in Accord, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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International Classic Sought by Russians RussiansDr Dr Strogov Desires Event For Moscow Watts in Accord AccordSpecial Special to Daily Racing Form FormLONDON LONDON England May 4 Reuters The Russians want to hold an interna ¬ tional race in Moscow according to Dr N Strogov veterinary surgeon to the Hip ¬ podrome Racecourse triere for 30 years yearsDr Dr Strogov who brought to England two horses presented to Queen Elizabeth by Communist Party Chief Nikita S Khrushchev and Prime Minister Nikolai A Bulganin said at the recent Epsom meeting We would like to arrange a horse race in Moscow in which some of your horses and jockeys could compete against ours oursMajor Major J D Watts clerk of the course at Epsom commented commentedI I am all for international competition In fact programs of our meetings are sent all over the world I would even be prepared if it is possible to arrange a race for Russian horses to compete against ours in a return match should any Eng ¬ lish horses compete in Moscow MoscowMajor Major Watts gave Dr Strogov details of races closing this year and due to be run in 1957 and onwards pointing out to him that there was nothing to prevent Russian horses being entered for these events eventsWith With Dr Strogov on his trip to England were two Cossack jockeys Ali Tagiev and Babali Taymazov Tagiev said he would have liked very much to ride in England but his short stay would not allow it

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