Statistics of the French Turf: W. K. Vanderbilt Far in the Lead of the Winning Owners, with Northeast His Best Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-14


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STATISTICS OF THE FRENCH TURF. W. K. Vandcrbilt Far in the Load of tho Winning Owners, with Northeast His Best Winner. Paris, November 5. Tho flat race season being practically over, the statistics have been published, showing the amounts won by owners, trainers, etc. Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt distances all other owners with the sum of 03,040 to his credit. This will probably be increased before the curtain is finally rung down in less than a fortnight at St. Cloud. M. Edmond Blanc ranks second on the winning owners list with 42,235; then come M. E. Veil-Picard, 1908.sh5.-545; Comte Lo Marois, SS1.130: M. .T. Lienx. 1908.sh4,515: M. Caillault. 0,530; M. Camille Blanc, 0,515. and M. Michel Ephrassi, with 5,530. M. Gaston-Drey-fus is at the head of the breeders, having taken in the wav of premiums for horses bred by him the sum of ,700. Mr. Vanderbilt and M. Edmond Blanc have each received over ,000. . The winning jockey list is headed by G. Stern, with 141 successful rides. He is followed, a long way off. by Barat, S2; C. Childs, 70: Bellhouse. 60; C. Hobbs, CO; J. Childs. 06; G. Bartholomew. 01. and Milton Henry, 54. No other jockey here has ridden fifty -winners. The lately deceased Perth is again at the top of the stallion list, his produce having won no less than 00,615 in stakes this season. Masque comes next with 4,760. Flying Fox is sixth on the list with a little over 0,000. Among horses imported from England that figure prominently in this list, in addition to Flying Fox, are Childwick, Winkfields Pride. Gulistan, Doricles. St, Brls, Diamond Jubilee, Le Var, Ravensbury, Trident, Disraeli. Rabelais, Whittler, Son oMino, Osboch, Persimmon. Gulliver, Oberon, Reminder, Martagon and Worcester. Mr. Vanderbilt is the owner of the two horses that have won most money during the season, these being Northeast, the Grand Prix winner, whose total Is ,3S0, and Sea Sick., 1908.sh7,070. The only other two that have won over 0,000 are Sauge Pourpree and Biniou. The question of betting with bookmakers and the pari-mutuel system arc subjects that are again to lie bromrht before the Chamber of Deputies. M. Noulens intends to move an amendment when the pilaster of agricultures imdsct; comes uu for dis cussion. It appears that since, the court of appeals decided that two individuals who, with previous knowledge of each other, made a bet did not bring themselves under the terms of the law which constitutes "betting with all coiners." a criminal offense, a number of betting agencies, clandestine and otherwise, have cropped up. The pari-mutuel receipts are suffering. Owners now prefer to bet with people whom they know, and book their bets on credit. They are thus relieved from the necessity of carrying large sums about with them. This is one of the great objections to the pari-mutuel. M. Noulens now proposes- to have pari-mutuel investments for large-sums made on credit. How this is to be arranged is hard to sec. for how will bad debts be provided for? It is a very Interesting question. The debate will come on in a few days.

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