Less Than 2,000 Foals Registered., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-31


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LESS THAN 2.000 FOALS REGISTERED. New York. May 30. — On the surface it would appear that race horses are plentiful in this country. This is not a fact, according to Mr. W. H. Kowe, who conducts the registration department of the Jockey Club. In debating on the question Mr. Powers drew attention to the fact that less than 2.000 horses were registered with Mr. Rowe during 1915. "In norma! years." said Mr. Powers, "there were usually more than 4.000 registrations. Mr. R-uve can testify to these figures. Incause I lost the price of a hat by betting with him there would be more fhau 2,999. The impression has gained a foothold that this country is now flooded with horses, owing to the importations. Such is not the case. Horses are scarce and will be for the next few years: in fact, with all the recent arrivals from abroad it will take from five to seven years to re-plealak the stock of this country. There is one tiling, however, the quality of the thoroughbred will no doubt be improved by the infusion of the new blood which has come from abroad. The crusade against the sport eight years ago will eventually lie of great benefit in the end. Future generatinos will profit decidedly by the tearing apart of so many breeding establishments and the culling out of the old and gradually depreciating blood of the American thoroughbred, which was beginning to show its.df a decade ago as a result of indiscriminate breeding in some of the smaller establishments. From now on there will be decided improvement iu the horses raised in this country, or the predictions of everyone will go astray. It can hardly be otherwise, when nearly 300 English and French-bred horses are to lie mixed with the best and most famous sires and matrons in this country."

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