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GERMANYS CLASSIC SILVER SHIELD. The Silver Shield, the aim of every German sportsman, has gone for five years consecutively to the representatives of Messrs. Weinberg, and has definitely become their property. Tlie conditions of the race In 1909 have just been published. The valuable trophy, always awarded in the presence of the emperor of Germany, has secured a large number of entries. Ten have been made in the name of Messrs. Weinberg, Including Desir and Faust, and also five yearlings, among which is Fervor, a son of Festa, thought well of at home. A curious case has arisen. Lockente, a Graditz mare, was bought for ,000 at the last Strasberg meeting by Richard Waugh.. The conditions of the sales organized by the fiscal stud from time to time set forth that thoroughbred mares can only he sold to Germans who undertake not to sell, exchange or hire outside of Germany their purchase without the special permission of tlie Master of the Horse. Lockente remains in Germany, but her actual owner is an alien. The question arises as to whether the vendor had the right to sell the mare, and whether the purchaser is not, as an alien, bound to accept the conditions of the Graditz sales as to the export of Lockente. This is a problem for the amateur lawyers of the turf, who surely exist In Germany as they do elsewhere.