How Present French Racing Is Done.: Adequate Provision of Money Gives Ample Means of Carrying on Test Races., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-06


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HOW PRESENT FRENCH RACING IS DONE. Adequate Piovision of Money Gives Ample Means of Carrying on Test Races. At the end of last season the hope was expressed in France that the meetings, which had been attended with such satisfactory results in lltlO. Woald be revived in the spring, but under I: t ions which would provide thai banes in the different districts should have moetiir/s which would eatail the least esotly Joaraey possible. That practical view was Shared by the stewards of the Preach Jockey Club, who were left to carry on their negotiations and everything came to pass as hoped and expected. P. iron I Ilirguud, M. Jean and Count Paul do Ponrtah-s, who were wi 11 ijiialified to bring their task to a successful hmae, and enjoyed the pabUc ConfkMMe, were deputed to deal with the matter and as a result of many conferences tl e-y obtained have to bold meetings under similar restrictions and conditions to thoee which prevailed last year at Cbantilly and Maisons Laffitte, in tin- neighborhood of Paris and Bordeaax in tin- south. They were saamarted by the directors of the National St. ids aad found in M. Clonientcl aad M. F rnnnd David ministers thoroughly appreciative of the importance of horse breeding and tin military authorities win eqaally will disposed. ChaatiUy, the turf beadqaarb rs, was released from military reqaln meats and the race course set free for its ordinary use, with the approval of on. NiveUe, whose colors are well known and whose knowledge of the turf taught him the importance of carrying on rating. The Weight of Gea l.yaut".vs then war miaial r approval eras also thrown into th - scale, under the advice- of that good sportsmas M. Maurice- C.i ill:. alt. whose racing livery is almost as familiar here as in his own coaatry. JI. CaU-lault gained a famous victory in RagbUM] when Qaerido won the Chester Cap and also owaed an id her road bans in Ral Berode, sire of The Totraivh. Money Galore for All Classes. Thus the path of the deputation was mide smooth, and government saactioa for the || SHmpHlia of racing was accorded, aad at the end of March tin-list of the fixtures was published. BeTeateea days w.rc- allotted to ChaatiUy aad four t-. Ualsoaa Lafffltte, oil i. oiic I francs being guaranteed in stakes, exiiusive of fraacs for working expeanes, witli a farther 30,600 fraacs for the meetings at Bordeaax. AH tin- leading racing clubs have coii-tribated to tin- prise fund, the Bectete Bportive dEacoaragesaeal giving do.iMio fraacs and tin- s i ciel •■ d Sport 17. KIO fraaea, while the S.i eiete des SI ei-pl.-clia s.-s. which btst Ji :ir c-ont n but I •! largely t. the sappori of flat racing, with Jampiag revived tliis scasoa, provides 250,000 fraacs for chasing and hiir.lling at ChaatiUy and ,!.;i »l I Laffitte, sad baada over ■ farther 10,006 francs t.. the Bordelais Chrb. Thin- will be twelve day: II it racing at ChaatiUy with tv-.o jiiuiping races, and two days for tamping exclusively, and l!ie re maiaiag three al the end of Jaae will each have liv event- on the flat and three over obstacles. A similar card aril! be run through on each of tie-four days at Maisons Laffitte. As last year, special provision will be- made for races regarded :is of meal tmportaace t, breeders, such as the- Prii dlloconrt. Criterion! des Iouliches and Criterium ele--, PoalaiBS, de GreffelL, La Roche, Noadaraay aad Phoebe, all for three year-olds, while for the ohlor Iners.s lb,-:- are tin- PrU de Illorknge, the- lii dm Sablonnier s. an. I the Prix de PElevage, for which events three year-olds are also eligible. Ti.e- Prix lies Trois Ans. which will be subsl it nted for the French Derby at ChaatiUy, will be followed at an interval of a fortnight by the Grand Prix des Trois Ana, at Maisons Laffitte, which docs dutv for the Graad Prix de Paris. The two year-old ruing will be crowded into tin- period between Jaae LT and July 12, on Which dates will be ran the Prix Saint Leonardia, which will be the principal eveat for JaveaUes. Jumping Festered. There is no precede al for jumping at ChaatiUy or liaisons Laffitte, but tin- Rociete des Steeplechases, which, by the way. his aadertaken the bear] bardea of ataintaiaiag tin- de la Hue- Oadinot duriat the coatiaaaace of the war, has •.t irreal e pease constructed n- ■- bardie and steeplechase tracks and the revival ef sport in tlii de |iii no ni will afford immense satisfaction to owners who have kept their horses going, whin-, on Die other haul, hose poastSStd ef flat racers not in tin- firs! class, aril be encouraged to s boo them over hardies and feaeces. It is estimated that about r,i m horses will talc part, ::ll native-bred, and pains have been taken to apportion the stakes so that all intcrc-ts maj benefit, but there will be substitutes for the Grand Steeplechase and Grand Hurdle race aad for the Prii : • a Drags aad the Prix Solimaii. while, i i aecordaace with eastern, the Socieie- cie-s Steeplechases wiU give premium to the breeders of winner aad sreoad of ail races except selttag statea There will be- thirty-eight hurdle races and twenty -taro steeplechases, twelve of which will !.- ban be:, jis. Arrant- meats for the Bordeaax meetings hive- net yet been completed, bill, iii addittea to Use support they will receive from tin dabs ahead] mentioned, the- Nice and M.irsciib-s Race Societies will also help fiaaaclaUy. — Ixuidon Rportsmaa.

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