France to Have Considerable Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-02


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FRANCE TO HAVE CONSIDERABLE RACING. As previously mentioned, there is to ho a considerable amount of racing in France during the next two months, for the purpose of testing the merits of the Franch thoroughbreds. I gather from the calendar of meetings in "La Cronique du Turf" that from September 4 to 10 there will be eight days racing at Caen, eight days at Moulins from October 2 to 14. and six days at Mont de Marsan from October 25 to 31. From this it is evident that the Societe dEncouragement wasted no time making arrangements for the much needed race course tests, without which it would be impossible to form any sort of estimate of the value of the thoroughbreds of different ages. At Caen there will be a total of fifty-six races during the eight days, of a total value of 15,300 pounds. All these races are advertised in our contemporary, and such other interested bodies as the Societe des Steeplechases and the Societe Sportive dEncouragement are materially assisting the Societe dEncouragement in the matter of the provision of prize money. There will doubtless also be fifty-two races decided at Moulins and forty-two at Mont de Marsan. This will give a grand total of 154 test races during the two mouths or considerably more than the number of races during the same period at the four Newmarket autumn meetings, where, if there arc as nianv as seven races a day there will be in the aggregate only 112. Bearing in mind the vastly more favorable situation here as compared with invaded France, our breeders and owners of thoroughbreds deserve better treatment than is being meted out to them by the Board of Trade in the matter of facilities for racing. "Vigilant" iu London Sportsman.

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