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Now, was that a good way to break the ice?
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October 16, 1972
Angel Penna was coolly received by the French when he moved to Paris to train; now he has won, if not their hearts, their biggest turf prize
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October 16, 1972

Now, Was That A Good Way To Break The Ice?

Angel Penna was coolly received by the French when he moved to Paris to train; now he has won, if not their hearts, their biggest turf prize

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Countess Batthy´┐Żny, who collected 1,415,250 francs ($283,000), exclaimed as she was congratulated by French racing chief Marcel Boussac. "One doesn't have a day like this very often, does one?" Admitted Penna, at last, "Well, let's say I thought all along I had a small chance. Now I'd like to run the filly in the International at Laurel. Besides. I want to see our friends in America." The trainer, who has now won six stakes in France this year, smiled and gave Elinor a big hug. The $1,000 fridge had come in very handy for chilling the victory champagne.

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