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25-GUINEA HORSE WINS £12,000 PRIZE.

SENSATION IN PARIS. A record crowd witnessed a sort of Entente triumph in the greatest event of the French racing season, the Grand Prix de Paris being won by an English horse, owned in halfpartnership by an English trainer and a French sportsman.

Tho winner was Comrade, a horse bought two years ago by his present trainer, Mr P. P. Gilpin, for 26gs, and now crediting his ownei; with the richest racing prize in the world— £12,000. He htfs never been beaten. Spion Kop, the winner of the English Derby, and Sharlebelle, the winner of the Oaks, wore among the runners but neither was in the first three.

Never in the 64 years' Tiistory of the race has such interest been taken in it. The circumstances were unique, for in no previous race have the winTurf there was no French jockey reEnglish Derby and Oaks all met. Another remarkable fact was that in tho groat classic race of the French Turf there was no French pockey represented, 12 of 15 horses that ran being ridden by Englishmen and three b,y Americans. The British colony at Paris turned out in full force, and their ranks "voro swelled by well-known members of the sporting world. The Queen of Roumania, who was received by Marshal Fochj occupied a seat in the stand.

The scene in the enclosure before the race showed that Grand Prix Day is still the greatest day in the Paris year in fashion, as in racing.

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25-GUINEA HORSE WINS £12,000 PRIZE., Feilding Star, Volume XVI, Issue 4887, 9 September 1920

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25-GUINEA HORSE WINS £12,000 PRIZE. Feilding Star, Volume XVI, Issue 4887, 9 September 1920

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