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AMERICAN .TRAINER RETURNS FROM FRANCE. New York. December 3. W. II. Snyder, wno trained for Thomas Hitchcock in France, lias arrived In this country witli the idea uppermost ia his mind of getting the horses owned by his em-ployer back to America. Awaiting shipment In France at the present time are fifty horses belonging to Mr. Hitchcock, mostly yearlings and two-year-olds, but with a good three-year-old included. Snyder tells interesting stories of the war in relation to the racing stock. The Hitchcock horses were stabled at Maisons Lallitte and at one time were within three miles of a detachment of Uhlnns. They were between the fires of the German and French armies and were ordered out. They were shipped to a farm owned by Mr. Hitchcock In southern France. Snyder says that the French government is well disposed toward horse owners and that only the horses really needed are taken for war purposes.