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REMARKABLE SCENE

SUFFRAGETTES ON PARADE

(From "The Post's" Representative.) LONDON. July 1. | Paris is always en fete for the Grand Hri-x celebration, but it is doubtful if the great race has ever been run in such an atmosphere of excitement as, or before a larger crowd than, this year. Owing to the strike, there was no betting on the course at the previous day's meeting, and,until the race morning it was doubtful whether the machine would be in operation for the Grand Prix. The difficulties were overcome so far as the track was concerned, but the offices of the Pari Mutuel Urbain were not open for the transaction of business. As a consequence, everyone in the vicinity of Paris who wanted to have a bet oil the big race had to attend the course. I

| There was a remarkable scene when I the Grand Prix runners arrived for the preliminary canter. Suffragettes paraded the track in front of the stands before President M. Lebrun and the huge crowd representing all fashionable Paris. The disturbance lasted only a few minutes, and the ladies left after handing a letter to M. Lebrun.

The Grand Prix was run at a slow pace, taking 3min 17 32-100 sec for the mile and seven furlongs. Grand Manitou led at the start, followed by Mannlicher, Foxfield, His Grace, and Alcali. At the first bend Grand Manitou was still in front, with Mannlicher. Foxfield, Alcali, and Sind in close attendance. The positions remained practically unchanged across the field, up the hill, and at the far bend. Down the slope Le Vizir and His Grace lost ground. As the horses entered the 'straight Alcali. on the rails/had a slight advantage over Sind and Mieuxce. In front of the pavilion stands Rabbe urged Mieuxce for a final effort, and the horse went forward to beat Sind without difficulty. I

One of the surprises of the event was the pood running of Alcali. who finished third. The recent owner of this horse, Mr. Raloh Cartwrieht. nn Englishman who had lived in Paris for some years, and who won the National Hunt Steeplechase with Wychwood some years before the war, died ten days before the race. Alcali ran in the name and colours of his young English trainer. Donald Watson.

One account states that, Sind appeared to be crossed by Mieuxce about a furlong from home. The Aga Khan was desneratelv keen to land a DerbyGrand Prix double. "In England I would have felt justified in obiectin?. but in a foreign country, no." he said afterwards. The stewards interviewed C. SmirkQ. rider of Sind, after the race. They decided not to interfere with the result . .

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REMARKABLE SCENE SUFFRAGETTES ON PARADE, Evening Post, Volume CXXII, Issue 25, 29 July 1936

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REMARKABLE SCENE SUFFRAGETTES ON PARADE Evening Post, Volume CXXII, Issue 25, 29 July 1936

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