Schapiro and Queen Talk of Laurel International: Her Majesty Doubts Shell Have Starter in This Years Running, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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Schapiro and Queen Talk Of Laurel International Her Majesty Doubts Shell Haye Starter in This Years Running LAUREL Md., June 4.— Queen Elizabeth n. of England would like very much to have another of her horses invited to Laurels famed Washington, D. C. International turf race, she confided to John D. Schapiro, president of the Maryland track, in an audience at Buckingham Palace, London. But, she added regretfully, its not likely for the present as she doesnt have a horse considered good enough. The queen, .regarded throughout the world as one of racings greatest boosters, told Schapiro that she has heard of Laurel Race Coure quite frequently and was delighted at the wonderful progress the race was making. Her majesty stated she was extremely sorry that her Landau made such a poor showing last year at Laurel but she was assured by Schapiro that the American racing fans were quite thrilled over Landaus good performance for a mile. Landaus participation in the Laurel race last November marked the first time in history that the royal family had raced a horse in America. The Washington, D. C, International, an invitational race on the grass at a mile and a half, will be held this year on November 11 Veterans Day. t It was thought in early spring that the queens two English Derby candidates — Alexander and Jardiniere — would measure up to classic standards but it was decided they werent at top form and passed up the second of Englands Triple Crown races won by the French colt, Phil Drake, a Washington International likely. The queens other three-year-olds are Biscuit and Sierra Nevada, colts; and Belladonna, Annie Oakley and Whirligig, fillies. She has one four-year-old, a gelding named Opera Score. Both Alexander and Jardiniere have engagements in the Don-caster St. Leger in September. This seasons two-year-old crop includes six colts, two geldings and nine fillies. The best of these is the Hyperion colt, High Veldt. -

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