Why Geldings Should Race, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-16


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WHY GELDINGS SHOULD RACE. One reason why geldings should run is that they assist, just as much as entire horses and inures, iu showing the value of their sires and of their dams as producers of racers. If geldings were not allowed to compete on our race courses, bloodstock breeding would suffer under an incomplete and unreliable knowledge of the racing quality of the stock of our thoroughbred stallions. This consideration obviously bears upon "the avowed aim and object of the authorities," and logically, therefore, there is a place for geldings under the Rules of Racing. It might evep be argued that the Derby, from which geldings are debarred, is an unfair race for stallions and sthllion owners. Hornets Beauty, for example, had he been qualified to run for the race, would have taken some beating. For all that, however, they should not compete in any three-year-old "classic," is, I am sure, right. Apart from these reasons, if such a rule as is suggested wore enforced we should see upon our courses a large percentage of tempestuous and undesirable brutes, such as are now "added to the list." "Audax", in Horse and Hound.

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