Frances East Indian Turf Magnate, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-18


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FRANCES EAST INDIAN TURF MAGNATE An Indian prince, the Aga Khan, has been spending money lavishly at the Deauville yearling sales. Tills newcomer to the French turf, it is reKrted, intends to spend 10.000,000 francs on the racing stable he will establish in France. Ten million francs represents nltout ,000,000 at the normal rate of exchange, so that this falls short of the sum devoted for the same purpose by the American sportsman A. K. Ma comber, who gave the equivalent of ,000,000 for the racing establishment of tho lato W. K. Vanderbilt; nevertheless, the Prince Aga Khan intends to race on a big scale and, according to the French Racing Calendar, Duke is to take charge of the Agas horses. W. Duke is also trainer for X. E. Anibatielos, with whose horses he has achieved considerable success during the present season. With a new patron of the importance of the Aga Khan, W. Duke will have a band of horses something resembling that he controlled at Saint-Louis-de-Poisy when Mr. Vanderbilt Was alive. Looking round for a good jockey, the princes first choice fell, on Rcllhouse, but this excellent horseman had to refuse a most tempting offer, as he is already retained by M. Jean Prat. The need of more first-class jockeys in France is a constant source of worry to owners and trainers, aud that is tho reason riders arc so often engaged to come over from England at week-ends to rido there. Only recently, for instance. Mr. .7. P. Colin decided not to ran his filly Querriere 11. in the Irlx de la Tlage Fleurie at Deauville because Donoghue could not cross the channel to rido her.

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