Purifying The Stud Book., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-26


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PURIFYING THF STUD BOOK The Bloodstock Breeders Kcview of London Eng prints the following iTu Mr John 17 Madden proprietor of the Ham ¬ burg Ilace Stud Lexipgton Kentucky one of the most important studs in the United States and owner of Star Shoot Ogdcn Ballot Plaudit and other stallions we forwarded a full report of the ockey Club debate and invited him to send us any comments thereon which he thought it de tiirahiu to make He has favored us with the following interesting communication Dear Sirs 1 thank you for your letter en Ilosing report of the debate on the subject of Kcgistration 1 have read this report with much interest and think that Lord Villiers has both justly and ably laid before the Jockey Club his objections to admitting to the Stud Book any more horses of uncertain lineage It is to the best interests of all to keep the blood as pure as possible at the fountain head for breeding studs the world over look to England for the means of replenishing blood lines and desire that the animals acquire for this purpose be of the purest strains My own observation and experience have taught me that though a stallion of uncertain pedigree may command some success in the shid a horse of pure blood lines will as a rule outclass him in the end and therefore my aim of recent years has beeu to acquire for stud purposes stallions of pure blood only A separate stud book might prove useful in which to enter animals of doubtful pedigree anl thus put on record their breeding so far as known We have frequently seen real virtue in horses of questionable ancestry This teaches us that purity of breeding does not necessarily Indicate a monoix ly ff excellence Sometimes the infusion of plebian blod tends to strengthen and round out the good points of the aristocrat just as the mental and moral defects of effete nobility history shows us baTc been eliminated by crossing the strain with the middle classes I am amVery Very sincerely yours JOHN yoursJOHN E MADDEN

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