Debarring Unsound Stallions, Daily Racing Form, 1914-01-05


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BEBARRING UNSOUND STALLIONS. The knowledge that there was some idea of iutro-iliiving legislation to debar stallions other than those granted a government certificate tor soundness from travelling or standing for public stud purposes, must have caused some breeders in this state considerable anxiety. It is scarcely necessary ifor me to remark that we have more thau one prominent thoroughbred stallion which would have lut little chance of a ccrtilieate if roaring" is V regarded as unsoundness, and, at the same time, it might have been a trifle unfair to have debarred their owners from receiving outside subscriptions. One r two acknowledged "roarers" still at the stud have been successes, and others promise to be, and one ean imagine the feelings of their respective owners if legislation cut off any revenue from outside mares. However, Mr. Tretle has overcome the difficulty bv asking that the use of unsuitable horses should Ik discontinued without recourse to legislation being necessitated, and an intimation 1o secretaries of societies that no uncertificated horse shall be allotted a prize at any show. However, the latter condition will not trouble those of our stud-masters who never exhibit their stallions. Pilot in Sydney Keferee.

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