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BEFENDS QUALITY OF AMERICAN HORSE. John E. Madden Cites Instances to Prove Staying Abilities of Our Thoroughbreds. I nder the caption of "The American Thoroughbred," John E. Madden, owner of Hamburg Place and one of Americas most successful turfman, contributed to the Thoroughbred Record a highly interesting article. It in nart follows: "It appears to be the aim of some turf writers of the present day to induce their readers to belli ve that the American thoroughbred is greatly Jacking in staving powers. Though 1 am a great stickler for the unrest of blood lines. I must, out of justice to the American thoroughbred, enter denial to this charge. Like all other countries, America has both sliced and slaying families. It is true that of recent years the majority of horses sent to race arjroad have belonged to our speed rather than our staying families, which has, no doubt, created false impressions. "We still have the blood that made the names of Parole, Foxhall and Iroquois famous in England. Speaking of later days and of my own experience with David Garriek and Kilmarnock, .which I sold to .Mr. Lorillard and Mr. Whitney, respectively, and which were sent abroad to race, I trained and raced these horses on this side and alwavs regarded them as being lifteen pounds below fust class horses. Yet loot at the summaries of t lie Ir races in England and Prance. Note the results and particularly the fact that Kilmarnock artor running second to Santoi in a two-and-a-half mile race on June 110, came back next day and won over a distance of two and three-quarter miles. "It is said it takes a true stayer to win the Chester Cup, nearlv two and one-quarter miles, which David Garricl: did, carrying 122 pounds. "Opinions die. but records stand." "It has alwavs been my regret that the good race horses, Salvidere and King James, when I sold them, did not fall into the hands of owners who would have raced them abroad, or these horses would have done much to remind the busy scribes that American-bred horses can still carry weight and stay. With Salvidere I won the Annual Champion, two and one-quarter miles, value 5,000. and again won the same race with King James both from American families."