Half-Thoroughbreds for War Service.: Important Parts Played by Canadian and New York Breeding Bureau Supplies., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-06


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I ■ HALF-THOROUGHBREDS FOR WAR SERVICE. Important Parts Played by Canadian and New York Breeding Bureau Supplies. New York. March 5. — Appreciation for what Canada and this country have- done in supplying the Allies with war horses, could not better be exemplified than in a cablegram from the Master of the Horse to King George V.. of England, to John F. Ryan, the director general of the Canadian Breeding Bureau, which reads: "The kings stallion ready to shin to the Canadian Breeding Bureau. Please wire instructions as to shipment." This 1- no doubt the highest compliment that could lie paid recognizing what Canada his done to aid the vital and important subject of remounting the armies of the Allies. The king of England has donated one of his desirable stallions to further the horse breeding cause in Canada and his example will probably be followed by many English sportsmen. Mr. Ryan was the . first to search Canada for a supply of horses for the entente armies when war was declared. He Classified thousands of horses in the dominion in a short space of time, knowing just what the governments wanted and where to place his hand upon them. His minute knowledge of the whereabouts of ever- bureau stallion and of their progeny enabled him in a short time to secure thousands of horses with a thoroughbred cross. In a few mouths Canada was somewhat depleted, but this had been foreseen. In October, 1914, he communicated witli the Breeding Bureau of the New York Jockey Club and learned the whereabouts of its many stallions and their progeny. It was not long before he had secured hundreds of horses from New York State, every MM of which had thoroughbred blood and which have been distinctly preferable to the cold blooded horse on account of their activity, speed and endurance. Coanequeatly, while Canada gets the rajal stallion added to its long list, the providing of many e f the horses sent to the war is due to this country, Australia Adopting Canadian Methods. The importance of remounts is not only voiced from the belligerent countries, but from far eif Australia on! - a request te the Canadian Breeding Bureau for particulars regarding the modus operandi id that institution. The governor -general of Ami tralia realizes the necessity of raising horses of the best quality and is about to form a bureau which. will embrace the entire country. This is distinct proof that all over tie- world thoroaghbred blood is essential t1 get the quality of h rs" desirable, not only f»r remount purposes, but general utility work. It has taken years for many countries to realise the importance of horse breeding as a federal or state institution, but it is now becoming a unanimous conclusion. Getting close r te home, a request has been made to the Canadian Bureau by representative Stradley of Texas, who was requested by the logUhiture to get ill particulars possible regarding the organising of a breeding bureau for Texas. Not only will advices b" seat to comply with the Texas legislatures reij uost, but all other bureaus in existence in any state, including all data from the New York bureau, will be put before the Texas legislature in the near future, after which it is practically assured that a state bureau will be started. The day of the half bred as a war necessity is fast approaching in America, and the principal res -I son is tiiat this type of horse has made good at • the frout.

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