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AMERICAN TH0R0UGH3EED EQUAL OF ANY. "The past season has demonstrated that the Ann rieaa thoroughbred is the equal of any in the world at any distance," says John E. Madd n. master of Hamburg Place. "The Lexington bleed in the horse Star Hawk, that came from England, and other stake winners in America, shows that American blood will assert Itself. "The marked improvement of the race horse of to day and the demand for the service of the thoroughbred sire by the farmers shows its increasing popularity. "Another pleasing feature of the situation at present is the large increase of patrons from tie leisure class, both as bneden and attendant ■; at the race tracks. "It i- to I" regretted that the Western Associations, Kentucky among the aaamkar, have shottahed Bteepteckusing. " sport admired by all. and especially the |,i lies. "The war in Europe has awakened the authorities to the gnat necessity of having good thoroughbred stallions for our native mares, and those who formerly abused the running horse now stand in the ranks of those who see much virtue in him."