Notes of French Racing: Sidelights on the American Successes at Amiens-Trip with J. E. Widener, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-20


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! ! 1 1 NOTES OF FRENCH RACING Sidelights on the American Successes at Amiens Trip with J. E. Widener. SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE. PARIS, France, July 2. Yesterday at Amicus a rather nice Sanely Hook two-year-old vas sent to the post in the popular yellow and green of the Hitchcock stable. In Uellhouses hands he came home till right, and rewarded the owner for a lon-j motor trip to this cathedral town from Paris. Frank Pratt saddled another Avinner also for his other patron, X. Halli, so performed a nice double. The Balli representative was by Sweeper II.. and when Swell, another son of this Broomstick stallion, won the closing CA-ent of a mile and a quarter many regretted that Sweeper II. in two weeks would be on his way to Kentucky. He leaves the Clazon July 9 en route for the Tilbury docks to embark on the J.tesaba, consigned to Dr. MeCuily. I saw the horse day before yesterday and he looks extremely welt. In this connection I misht mention the motor trip into Normandy Avith J. E. Widener to see Sweeper II. as a record one for distance and the number of places A-isited. TIIE llOAD TO IIAIIAS 7U GAZOX. For those Avho know the country and the farms our itinerary follows: Paris to Mine. Couturies haras the other side of Le Mans, then to see Rabelais at Jilontfort lc Rotrou ; trem there across country to Argentan, and on to the Haras du Gazon. From here we started back to Paris, stopping at Henri Corbieres haras on the way. Having left Paris at 3 a. m. it was half an hour after midnight when the car stopped in front of the Rits, with the speedometer showing a run of just over 600 kilometers. 1 The run for Corbieres at Nonant le Pin to Paris, 170 kilometers, we did in exactly three hours and ten minutes. Of course it Avas a moonlight night and the road splendid. Today the last of the spring and early summer classics Avas run at Saint Cloud. Seven went to the post for the Prix da Presidente de la Republique. Frank Rullocti was not sufficiently recovered from his fail in the Chantilly Oaks to ride Ksar, the top-heavy favorite, which had Joe Childs as his pilot. They were away at the first attempt to a good start. McGee, on Flechois, and Franz Hals cut out the pace. On the back- stretch the positions were unchanged, Kir-cubbin fourth, Ksar and Zagreus fifth and sixth. KSAR BEGINS TO AIOTE UP. On the turn by the Blanc stables Ksar began to move up and in the stretch Kagreus j moved to the leaders and looked like the winner. Immediately afterward Kircubbin challenged and it was seen he could take care of Zagreus. Now the real danger to the Irish-Spaniard appeared in Ksar. A splendid finish resulted in a short head A-ietory for Kircubbin, Ksar beating Zagreus a neck. Not much of a reception for the winner. The idol of the French racing public had not come home at 3 to 10 on. After it was ail over Joe Childs came In for some blame. Many considered he had Avaitcd too long. Be that as it may, one must not forget that Kircubbin won two races in one. He had first to beat Zagreus, Avhich ran the race of his life, splendidly ridden by Frank ONeill, and he then had to beat Ksar. This latter is perhaps a peculiar horse to ride. His jockey must know him, and as it Ava3 Joe Childs first mount on him, I am quite free to say I favored Kircubbin, whose races at Saint Cloud had impressed me greatly. The weather, threatening early in the day, cleared during the afternoon, and it Avas hard to move around on account of the crowd. 0

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