Kentucky Breeding Bureau Popular: Farmers in the Out Counties Much Pleased with Prices Paid for Youngsters, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-27


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KENTUCKY BREEDING BUREAU POPULAR. Farmers in the Out Counties Much Pleased with Prices Paid for Youngsters. There seems every indication that the work of the Kentucky Breeding Bureau in placing approved thoroughbred stallions in counties throughout the state to which they have heretofore been strangers, is already amply vindicated. It is a beneficial and educational work and deserves its evident success. A letter from Frankfort to the Enquirer gives, details worth consideration and says: "After making a careful study of the great work of the Kentucky Breeding Bureau during the past two years In this state, it is not difficult to estimate the value the bureau will be to the horse industry in this state in the future. That all has been accomplished that could have been, and much more than was expected when the thoroughbred stallions were sent out in the counties remote from the blue grass, is evidenced by the letters that have been received by Jouett Shouse. of Lexington, the moving spirit of this splendid work. Horsemen who are really interested in the upbuilding of the breeding industry in Kentucky, those not even specially interested in thoroughbreds, say that too much credit cannot be given Mr. Shouse for his untiring .efforts to select the best stallions available for Ihp bureau, and the splendid judgment he displayed in sending the right stallions to the right place. His only reward has been the satisfaction of reading letters from , the men. wh? have the stallions in charge,1. .telling hltn;that all are pleased and the demand for "the produce of the thoroughbred stallions and the cold-blooded mare is as great as can be supplied. "The success of the bureau Is now assured, for Charles E. Dallam, of Henderson, which is down in the dark patch. where the night riders are the rulers, writes Mr. Shouse that Peter Duryea served thirty-two mares this year and that the weanling colts by him are bringing from 25 to 00. Any breeder will say that beats raising mules. From Morton W. Adcock. of Paducah, Mr. Shouse learns that old Victory served seventy-one mares this year, and that the farmers arc asking from 0 to 00 for his weanlings out cold-blooded mares. From II. F. Green, of Salem. Mr. Shouse learns that the colts sired by Cbainblec arc doing much better than anyone was expecting, and. that although he has to compete with a son of the noted American saddle stallion. Denmark, there are a goodly number of mares visiting his paddock. From F. D. Weideman, of Franklin, which is nearly on the Tennessee line, the word comes that the sous and daughters of Fern-rock are selling at 00 per head and that there is a good demand for them. "One of the most encouraging reports comes from W. II. Coppage. of Leitchfield. who says that Windshield has gained a splendid reputation for himself and that even the fanners from the adjoining counties are sending their cold-blooded marcs to him. He was mated to eighty-four mares this year and Mr. Coppage expects him to go over the century mark next season. T. D. Omer, of Sturgis, writes that the farmers like Ben Heywood. and he gets marcs from the adjoining counties. He adds, every mare bred to him this year will bo sent back to him again next season, and Mr. Shouse thinks that is a pretty good recommendation. R. E. Moorman, of Glendeane, says that, although there is a strong prejudice against thoroughbreds in Breckenridge County, the farmers are sending their cold-blooded mares to Brantome, and that he sold a weanling by him for 00. J. II. Smith, of Font Hill, writes that the colts of that grand old race horse. Elliott, which has pulled many a broke plunger out of the hole, are selling at 00, and that the farmers are so well pleased with his get that they are sending their mares to him right along. And so it goes all the way through the list of stallions that- have been sent out for the farmers of Kentucky to mate their cold-blooded mares to and in this way make the horseflesh in Kentucky in time worth twice as much as it is at present. Down- in Simpson County the farmers were so well pleased with the get of Fern-rock that they attended the fall sales and bought a lot of cast-off thoroughbred mares and they will be mated to the standard-bred horses. A number of the farmers of Franklin County, who foresaw the depression that was coming to the thoroughbred mares, weeded out the mares which had not been good producers and mated a lot of them to American saddle-bred stallions, as this county adjoins Scott, where there are so many good stallions of that breeding. They have been well paid for their experiment, for the colts in almost every instance have plenty of style, dash and cood manners. As a result the work of the Breeding Bureau in this state, a new market will be opened for the thoroughbred stallions and mares which do not prove to be the producers of winners on the turf.

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