Maj. Daingerfields Reasonable Opinion., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-18


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MAJ DAINGERFIELDS REASONABLE OPINION Major F A Daingertield the genus of Castleton Farm from which come the Keene racehorses opines that the HartAgncw law will practically destroy the value of the thoroughbred but that the owners of these race horses would have to look to the future for relief He said further that lie believed the credit system of betting such as is used in Eng ¬ land would be attempted by the New York race ¬ horse men but that he doubted whether the largo purses and stakes could be given by the Jockey clubs as the attendance would likely fall off If those who went to the race tracks could not have an oppor ¬ tunity to bet Major Daingerficld who is probably the closest student of thoroughbred blood lines in America and a breeder of the best horses the Amer ¬ ican turf has ever seen has yet to make his first bet on any of the thoroughbreds bred at Castleton stud Until he became judge at the Toronto meeting he had only seen three horses bred at Castleton stud raee but while at Toronto saw a number of the horses cast off from the Keene stable race dur ¬ ing that meeting The horsemen of America espe ¬ cially the breeders Major Daingerfield thinks should not take too pessimistic a view of the situation and should look to the future especially in New York for hope and relief He believes racing will coutiniKi even though not so profitable for the breeders own ¬ ers and race track men

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