Incidents in Richard Carters Career, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-26


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INCIDENTS IN RICHARD CARTERS CAREER. Writing from Paris under date of .Monday. November 10. tlie correspondent of London SiKirtsman said of Mr. Reluionts late trainer, Richard Carter, Jr.: "Saturday was a sad day at Chantilly, for we were called on to follow Richard Carter to his last resting place in the quiet cemetery abutting on the race course. He was the second son of the trainer whose name was identified with all the successes of M. Delamarre, and brother to Frank Carter, whose sudden decease some years ago deprived France, and more particularly M. Auiuont, of an excellent trainer. He claimed as his uncle Mr. Richard Carter of Compiegne, who rendered yeoman service to M. Maurice Ephrussi when training for him iu tlie classic gallops of the forest of Compiegne. Richard Carter, though born and bred at Chantilly, in times when sous were brought up In the stables under the eyes of their fathers and subsequently put through the mill in tlie classic stables at Newmarket, finished his hippie studies at Phantom House under such a master as T. Jennings, Sr. The latter recommended him to M. C. J. Lefevre, whose contract for the delivery of yearlings to Count Lagrange ran out after the victory of Saint Christophe, the surprise of 1S77. His first position as trainer was offered him at Chamaut. but a difference of opinion with his owner caused Richard Carter to offer his resignation. M. C. J. Lefevre kept horses for his own pleasure and personal satisfaction. He never hesitated at having them out and giving them a Yorkshire gallop on the course fronting his library windows for the delectation of familiar visitors to Chamant. The consequent friction between owner and trainer severed their connection, and in time Carter was superseded by R. Denman. who has since taken over the racing stable of M. Edmond Blanc. "Leaving Chamant, R. Carter tried his luck as public trainer, and attracted the attention of M. Caillault, then in the army. At his advice. M. Caiilault bought at the sale of M. Maurice Ephrussi, Roxelane, a daughter of War Dance. Trained by Richard Carter and ridden by Tommy Lane, she gave owner and jockey their first win in the Oaks. R Carter had his first double for M. C. J. Lefevre. for whom he claimed in JSS0. witli n daughter of Flageolet, Versigny. and a son of the same sire. Reauminet, tlie Chantilly Oaks and Derby. In 1S!! he secured the blue riband of tlie trench turf with Perth, also bred by M. Maurice Ephrussi which eonnriniMl his success by winning the Grand Prize of Paris, while a couple of years later he supplied the first, Clieri, aud lho second, Tibere. in the international event. He had Le Roi Hcrode through his hands, as also Macdonald. which was close on tlie heels of Ajax when the latter won the French Derby for M. Edmoud Blanc in 1904. Surprise was expressed when the separation between owner and trainer was first bruited abroad, and public opinion of the actual fact was plainly shown when Richard Carter returned to the house of his birth on the heath at Chantilly, where ids father had lived, and had in his time trained for M. C. J. Lefevre. witli other young and ambitious sportsmen, over half a century previously. He announced his intention of setting up as a public trainer, and the patronage he received from such gentlemen as the Due Decazes. Mr. A. Belmont and Mr. S. J. Unzue was hilt a fitting tribute to his ability. He died almost on the tield of honor, for, returning from morning exercise, he had a fall from his pony and broke his leg. It was badly set and during the second setting he died under the influence of the anaesthetic administered on the top of cardiac trouble."

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