English Approval of Our Plans, Daily Racing Form, 1915-11-26


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ENGLISH APPROVAL OF OUR PLANS. The question of horse breeding for the army continues to attract much attention in the Cnited States, and many ot the best qualified men ill that country t. speak 011 the subject are strongly advocating that the government sln.ul.1 greatly increase the annual grant devoted to the pur|H se. Mr. C. K. O. Billings, he owner of the famous trotter. Lilian, recently stated that in his opinion the breeding of remounts for tbe American army should he carried on without considering the question of money, ami that the work should be carried on under the control and direction of the army. In this there is soinul common-sense, and the time win not inipr.bably come when we iu England -hall he forced to establish government breeding studs. TIm-private breeders are rapidly licing frozen out here, thanks to the ruinous interference with horse racing sine., last spring, and the consequent decline iu the breeding of thoroughbreds must inevitable be reflected on I he half bred industry. In the past many half-bivds have gained distincti 11 in tlv r. races, and more under N. II. Rules, and without that incentive the oi.tl.ok for breeders would be gloniiy indeed. Lookers on always see most of the game, and the anxiety now Itcing sIm.wii 011 :l|| Miles iu the Lulled Slate lo be prepared in the matter of remounts for their own military needs might provide the authorities m this side with food for bcrious. reflection.— Londvu Sportsman.

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