Nash Turner and French Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-31


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NASH TURNER AND FRENCH RACING! Nash Turner, who will be remembered as one of our best jockeys a few years ago, is training in France, and from all accounts Is doing well. At Auteuil, on December 9, two winners of hurdle races were trained by Turner at Maisons-Laffltte. For Eugene Fischof he sent Gallerto, winner" of the Prix Paul Crays, to the post, and. for the Prix Cup the Vicomte G. De Fontarces Cakewalk III., which, it is said, is the best filly of the year over sticks. In France it is necessary for a trainer to handle steeplechasers and hurdlers as well as flat racers, the so-called illegitimate game haying a great hold on the sensation-loving French sportsman. This feature of French training, it Is said, caused W. Donoliue to desert France for England some two years back. Donoliue did not like the jumpers, and though there may be quite as much or more of this sort of sport in England in the winter season, Donoliue quit France for England. Eugene Leigh was more pliable, it would appear, as from reports he has been handling the most successful stable of jumpers in that country for some years past.

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