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SANF0RD TO RACE A BIG STABLE. John Sanford of Amsterdam. N. Y.. one of the state racing commissioners, anil the largest breeder of thoroughbred horses in New York state, will have a string of twenty-six racers to campaign next year. This is the largest stable of horses that Mr. Sanford has ever had in one racing season. In previous years he has lieen content in racing a small string during a part only of each racing year. Mr. Sanford. like all other patrons of the American turf, anticipates the racing year of 1910 will be an exceptionally active one. With this end in view, lie has recently had eight horses shipped from Europe. These imported youngsters, as well as the seven foaled at his Hurricana Stock Farm and the eleven horses that he raced last season, will make up his complete string of horses. The Hurricana Stud Farm will be greatly improved next y:-ar. Broodmares and stallions will be added to the list. Mr. Sanford realizes that the stallions he now has on his farm. Clifford, Chuctauunda. Rockton and Isidore, have nearly reached their limit of usefulness as sires. Mohawk II. is a much younger horse and has many years of usefulness before old age will force him to be retired. Mr. Sanford started his move to improve the breeding interests of his Hurricana Farm last summer by importing the great English race horse The Curragh. Besides he now has in England the three-year-old Nassovian which, on his breeding, is eminently qualified to liecome a successful stallion. He is a half-brother to Craganour. being by the St. Simon horse William the Third — Veneration II. He cost Mr. Sanford 3.400 guineas 7.0SO as a yearling, but did not show much in his racing this year.