Horse Breeding in Japan, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-01


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HORSE BREEDING IN JAPAN. For the last few years the Japanese government lias been steadily buying stallions, both thoroughbred and hackney, in England, America. France and Hungary, although as yet. so far as Japan is concerned, horse breeding is only in its infancy. The government representative recently reported ntlicially that a gicat improvement has already been made in the class of young stock as the outcome of crossing these imported sires with the native mares, which are mostly nondescript ponies. It will be interesting to witness the type of animal eventually produced, and we understand that the Japanese military authorities are more than satisfied with the results already obtained. It is contemplated that exhibits from Japan will be seen at Olvmpia next June, and Yiscount Fujiuanii, master of the horse to the emperor, has recently been appointed a director of the English International Horse Show. In ae- opting a photographic .souvenir of the last, show from the directors, the mikado lias expressed his keen interest in its progress.

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