Interesting Figures of French Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-14


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INTERESTING FIGURES OF FRENCH RACING. Frank J. Gould, who has been gathering information relative to the workings of the pari-mutuel cystem of betting In France, has learned that from 1S91 to 1012 the sum of 1,170,831 was deducted from pari-mutuel pools and devoted to the improvement of horse- breeding in that couiitry. Double the amount named was deducted for charitable purposes during tlie same period. The list of stallions owned by the French government, according to the report of January 1, 1011, totaled 3.457 head, divided as "follows: Thoroughbreds. 549, of which, 231 are English, 103 Arab and 215 Anglo-Arab; half-bred. 2.202. and trace. 700. These stallions are distributed among the 22 breeding establishments all oyer France as well as the permanent station at Ajacclo. Concerning races regulated by the Racing Code in 1912, there were 444 hippodromes having 87G racing days and offering 2,492 prizes, totaling 10.S79.257 francs, or about ",175,871. The number of horses taking part iu flat racing in France in 1912 included 2.375 English thoroughbreds, of which 725 were two-year-olds, 993 thfec-year-olds, 352 four-year-olds, 154 five-year-olds and 147 six or more years old, as well as 101 Arab and Anglo-Arab thoroughbreds. 025 halfbreds of all kinds and 155 hack, hunters and army horses, or a total of 3,252 head.

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