Winfrey Hopes to Take Dancer Abroad in Fall: Has Few Stakes in Mind, Trainer Says on Visit to English Track, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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Winfrey Hopes to Take Dancer1 Abroad in Fall Has Few Stakes in Mind, Trainer Says on Visit to English Track Special to Daily Racing Form BIRMINGHAM, England, June-22 Reuters. — Bill Winfrey, who handles Native Dancer, had some interesting things to say about the future of Alfred G. Vanderbilts gray champion when he paid his first visit to an English race track here today. Winfrey, accompanied by Gerry Balding, who trains for John Hay Whitney, said he hoped it would be possible to bring Native Dancer over to Europe to run during the autumn. -"Races we have in mind are the Prix de LArc de Triomphe, at Longchamp in October and the Limekiln Stakes at Newmarket," said Winfrey. The Prix de LArc de Triomphe, for three-year-olds and upward, at strict weight-for-age terms is run over 12 furlongs. The Limekiln Stakes at 10 furlongs, is run at Newmarkets second October fixture. Robert Bouchers Laurel Park hero, Wilwyn, won the Newmarket event last year. "Native Dancer is recovering from a bruised foot which has kept him off the race track for a little time. Hes still confined to walking exercise but will start more serious training when I get home early in July," said Winfrey. Winfrey added that "The Dancer" will probably start next at Saratogas August meeting before a decision is taken to send him to Europe or not. "In any case, he wouldnt come over until early September," said Winfrey. Winfrey is travelling to France tomorrow to visit the training centers at Chantilly and Maisons Lafitte. He hopes to be able to see the Grand Prix de Paris at Long-champ next Sunday.

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