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FRENCH STEEPLECHASING IS POPULAR Steeplechase and hurdle racing is far more popular in France than in either America or Kngh, and is catered to in a manner worthy of this important branch of thoroughbred sport. The results of ob-r.-acle racing from January 1 to July 1 recently issued by the Societe dEncouragement contains the names of 332 winning owners. Owners winning 7,000 and upward are: Races Amount Owner. Won. Won. Ch. Lienart ;.- 04,131 A. Veil-Picard 21 5I.30S L. Volterra 2 52,300 Due Decazes 1:5 44,270 Jean Cerf U 2i!l82 M. Boussac 13 23,057 Mile. L. Guilmot 8 22,801 Coulon 1 22,100 Marquis de Villamejor 0 22,005 G. Guerlain 4 17,745 .1. Arditi 9 17.200 D. Kelekiau S 17. 100 The American owner. W..T. Wilkinson, is thirty-third on the list, with four victories and ,210 to his credit.