Lesson Drawn from Newmarket Sales: Buyers from All over the World, Excepting America, Eagerly Big for Thoroughbreds, Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-16


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LESSON DRAWN FROM NEWMARKET SALES. Bayers from All Over the World. Excepting America. Eagerly Bid for Thoroughbreds. New fork, January 1 5. - -Bret 7 country in ihe world 1* gathering thoroughbred horses, either by government orders or by indlrlduals, except this . mil... There is food for thought in a recent dis-i"-il ..i bar at* at Newmarket, which was started oil by the sale of Waldorf Aator* Lady Cynosure, a highly prlaed mare. The laal bideaate from Sir Gilbert Greenall, who paid 1,000 for her. There wire hid-- from various Kuropeaa govecBTBta to get i arssion of I bit mare. The sak lasti i for are days and breeder* from all parts of tin world made .be bidding extremely lively- thai . ill part* except the United States, which had no representatlre. The total amount resitted from t h lie ol 850 head of horses nasi 1SU2.735, an averagi ol 91.825 per bead. Thl* was :.o per urn more than the lotal realised in 1911 and iv double the amount ol 1 1 ■ receipt* in loos. A- an idea of what other countries arc doing to advance the thoroughbred Industry and improve tin-Itreeding "t their army hones, a represent alive of Italj itaid 133.500 for the stallion I. ally. ■ s.,ii of Ampbloo. Now that Peter Pan, Bock Sand, and other great horses bare beea seal abroad, only a l.w -lallions remain in this CO«B*try worthy the nana. h -n the reformer* attacked racing in this conn try, Which meant a terrific blow to the American thoroughbred, August Belmoat said: ■•The damage will take many years to repair and millions of dollars must be expended." Thl* was Bra year* ago. Mr. Belmont* prediction is becoaa lag aearer to realisation every day. Aliaeel erery borae thai is worth calling a horse ha* been seal abroad. Brery borse-ralsing state has ;. ~t the cream of its M"Ck. A fi-w year* ag . there were sales of horse* erery autumn at Sbeepsbead Bay, where hundreds of thoroughbreds were disposed of as they are ai New market. Hundreds "f thousands of dollars were expended by rich owners. Breeders received substan Hal price* for tat r stock. Breeding thoroughbred -wai ■ paying industry. Todaj si.,.k far*** of Bn ss Mais ago are cabbage patches and tobacco Belda. "■ When i. ne read* of the recent sales al Newmarket, villi representatives from all countries willing to pay top prices for thoroughbreds, 11 is * bitter doae to think that a country of this magnitude is looked upon by foreigner* to i f about as much imp u- tance in the turf world as Camden is t.» New York. •■That raring Beaded regulating in this country is n i« enough. I. ni to kill i snort to provide the mate i ii f.. i which became an Industry has struck a Mow that has proved almost fatal to the horse. nay* i well-known turfman "Some day there will be s Haatlun of the situation and there will be a reaction. "It caniioi come Iihi soon, for every day the thu oughbred iBdnstrj i- being dealt blows which ai--more and more severe. "Sam- legtslatiOB will help niu.h. Any regulations that will permit owners to race their horses for stakes and purses of value will encourage the breed-lag of the thoroughbred. If horse raciag roabj - -n be coat rolled bj the government, a* ii is in Raro pi-an coiiniriis. and be free from the attack* of ..it i-.-h.i.iei s. reformers and imsernpnlons political Influenees. it would become more popular than II erer was.

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