Wins the Vichy Grand Prix: Jean Sterns Herlies Takes 0,000 Feature Macomber Wins Three Races, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-24


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1 . , j WINS THE VICHY GRAND PRIX Jean Sterns Herlies Takes 0,000 Feature Macomber Wins Three Races. SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE. PARIS, France, August S, 1021. The Grand Prix was run at. Aichy yesterday, and resulted in a fine somersault, Jean Sterns Herlies, a four-year-old filly by Gorgos Hilda, by Rabelais, romped home by two and a half lengths from Grazing and Durete. Caroly was the public choice, and Joe Childs had come over from England to ride. He had a rough journey all the way; and considering everything ran a creditable race. Herlies had been out on the Friday previous, and had been beaten by Erinnye. In the Grand Prix there had been no early pace and the race had been run at an even one, which no doubt .suited Herlies. After the event the commissairos had both George Newton, the trainer, and Sharpe, the rider, on the carpet. They asked for an explanation, which was satisfactorily given. 3Ir. and 3Irs. Jean Stern were not present to see the win. The race was worth 0,000 to the winner, which was worth making the journey to Aichy to get. The betting was 17 to 1 against Herlies. There had been some rain a few days before and the going was on the. good side; but the heat was severe. However. Aichy always is a hot place when it really gets down to business. The Normandy season started in at Caen. This is the big town of lower Normandy, as Rouen is ;of upper Normandy. It is a busy, prosperous town, and is celebrated for its market day on Friday, and also as the town where William the Conqueror is buried. The fields were small yesterday and the racing not interesting. PRIX NEUSTRIE TO NEGOCIATEUR. The Prix Neustrie for two-year-olds, ,000. was ftjyon by 3Iacombers Negociateur, by Rabelais ysotte. by Gorgos. ONeill led all the way from the other twet-starters. The Prix Noe. which wound, four runners and the winner turned up in the favorite, owned by AA". T. AVilkinson, The Sachem, by Uncle Our Lassie, which will be remembered in the States: The winner, as in fact all of AAilkinsons horses, is under the supervision of Deb. Reiff. Today at Caen the fields consisted of two, three and four horses in the different events. The 3raconiber stable accounted for two races with Pequot and 3Iise. ONeill got two wins, so tonight he iias a bit of a lead on 3Iatt 3IcGee. The English have nothing on us with flic race between Steve Donoghue and Frank Bullock over in their country, for we are having a desperate one between ONeill and 3IcGee over here. Die Spanish Jockey Club is offering a very choice affair in an international contest, to be run in September next year, which will be one of the richest events for race horses in the world. At the present rate of exchange the value of the race works out at about 00,000. On the remote chance that some American crack would be sent over, it will do no harm to mention the route to take. Tin; journey from America to Europe is the easiest part of the thing, winning the race is the hardest. One should take space next fall on an Atlantic transport liner to England, or a big Furness liner to Havre, have a go at some of the spring and summer international races in France and go on to San Sebastian when the horses leave Chantilly. Sometimes these big races simmer down to very easy affairs. 3Iany still remember Colonial Girl galloping Hermis to a walk in a sea of mud at St. Louis in the long ago. Deauville is starting day after tomorrow, and is just as crowded as Saratoga. It is the same old story here as there. People say they wont go and stand the high prices, but they will, for, after all, there is no place quite so unique as this Normandy town, founded by the Due de 3Iorny, and now handled so wonderfully by Cornuche of Deauville and Cannes.

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