War Time Racing Fostered in Italy, Daily Racing Form, 1915-11-26


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WAB TIME BACING FOSTEBED IN ITALY. In other countries horse breeding is taken more t seriouslv bv the authorities than in this once-merry r England of ours: the Board of Agriculture is supreme - in matters niuneeted with its own department. - In Italy, for example, when that country f abandoned its neutrality and joined the triple entente - the Military authorities looked rather coldly on the idea of racing lieiug continued. The ministry - of agriculture, however, being fully aware of f the vital importance of supjKirting the borne breed-in- industry, made a isiint of it that racing should 1 li,.t he albiwcd to lapse. in order, moreover, to • show this in unmistakable fashion the minister of f agriculture gave two prizes of ."i.ltOO lire to be run ■ for at Milan, where the prescribed scries of meetings - had just ended, and also two ."i.tHKI lire prizes s Tor Xovouilier meetings at Koine. Ill addition the e 1 Weird of Agriculture provided a prize of ."i.OOO lire e to Ih- run for at Varesc. a little meeting in the e mountain*, which lasted only three days. Without t that prize from the Hoard of Agriculture it is bi"hlv probable that there would not have lii-cn 5 •iiPv racing at Varesc. At Milan last month fields were bigger than ever before, while for the current lie nth The pros|wcts at Uome are equally bright. In the Italian capital there are two days racing g every week and. if successful, there will Im- further r meetings there in Deeeiaber. As regards u-xt year, •, iortv-three days racing have already been arranged - to take place at Milan, and the conimon-liense attitude of the Italian authorities stands out it in sharp contrast to the incomprehensible iiolicv of •f i1k.sc at home who seem to Ik- doing their liest, to 0 ruin a hitherto nourishing industry.— London .sportsman. i- ■

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