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RACING IN FRANCE.

THE GRAND PRIZE OB 1 PARIS, Of 4000 soya, added to a sweepstakes of 40 soys each. For three-year-olds ; colts, Bst 91b; fiillies, 88t 61b. Second received 400 soys, and the third 200 out of the stakes. About one mile seven iurlongs. 407 subs. Duke de CasMes' eh c Frontin, by George Frederick out of Frolicksoine, Bst 9ib (T Cannon) 1 Sir F Johnstone's eh c St. Blaise, by Hermit out of Fusee, Bat 91b .. .. (F Archer) 2 Count Lasrange's b c Farfadet, by Nougat out of Faraudole, Bst 91b . . . . (Dodge) 3 II L Aiidte'o eh c fcat'ry, by Trocadero, Bst 91b (Scurr) 0 M 0 J Lefevre's b c Regain, by Mortemer, Bst 9ib (G fordham) 0 JI S Halphen's b c Attendez-moi-sous-l'Orme, by Le Petit Oaporal, Bst 01b .. (Baiter) 0 Count Langrange's b c Derviche, by Nougat, Bst 9'b .. .. .. (Chesterinau) 0 M E Blanc's b f Reveuse, by Porplexe, 88t6d (Carratt) 0 Betting : sto 4 on St. Blaise, 4 to 1 each agat Fronfcin and Farfadot. 23 to 1 Regain, and 40 to 1 Satory.

The first to show in advance were Reveuse and Safcory, clear of Attendez-moi-sous-l'Orme, to whom succeeded Farfadet, with Frontin and St. Blaise next, and Derviche, who got away badly, bringing up the rear. When about half a mile had been covered, Derviche came through his horses and assumed tho command, and soon making the pace a good one, he held a four lengths' lead of Regain and Reveuse, whilst Frontin at the same time began to improve his position, and shortly afterwards took third place, Farfadet being next, with Satory and St. Blaise the most prominent of the others. Thus they ran until a quarter of % mile from home, when Reveuse and Derviche began to hold out signals of distress, and quickly dropped away beaten, and at the same time Frontin took up the running, olosely attended on the outside by St. Blaise, with Regain and Satory lying between Farfadet and Frontin. At the distance Regain, Satory, and Farfadet were done with, when St. Blaise joined Frontin, and a splendid race home ensued ; St. Blaise, however, could never quite get up, and was defeated by a head ; three lengths divided second and third. Satory was fourth, Regain fifth, and the others pulled up. Time, 3 mm. 20 sec. Value of the stakes, £5996.

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RACING IN FRANCE., Otago Witness, Issue 1653, 28 July 1883

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RACING IN FRANCE. Otago Witness, Issue 1653, 28 July 1883

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