FRANCE: Fate of Thoroughbreds

Among the sufferers of last summer's Blitzkrieg were Mon Talisman and Clairvoyant, famous French thoroughbred race horses. From the time of the Nazi invasion their whereabouts was a mystery. Mon Talisman, a magnificent black stallion, had won six firsts and two seconds in eight starts, including the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) and Prix du President de la République (richest French handicap). Clairvoyant, his chestnut son, won five firsts in six starts, including the Prix du Jockey Club and the Grand Prix de Paris; altogether won 1,914,650 francs ($76,586) in his one year of racing, 1937.

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