Horse Product Of Western New York.: Great Advance in Breeding Since Introduction of Jockey Club Stallions., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-20


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HORSE PRODUCT OF WESTERN NEW YORK. Great Advance in Erttding- Since Introduction of Jockey Club Stallions. The movement for the improvement of the general horse product of the Kmpire Slate, iaaagarated a dozen years ago by the Jockey Club of New Stork, through the medium of its bureau of bteediag, has made more friends in the extreme western portion of the state than elsewhere. This is particularly true of ihe Oeiiesee valley, where the conditions are most perfect for the purpose ami who:-.- the cni husiasui necessary to make the venture a success has been forthcoming, through Mis. Herbert Wadsworth and her associates in the Oencsee Valley Breeder* Association. Nature has h. en more prodigal in her gifts to Oenesee valley than to many other portions of the state that could lie named, inasmuch as it is a grazing community with thousands of acres in virgin pastures, while it has a world of springs percolating through the limestone, which is a feature of Kentucky and other regions where good horses are bred in the Halted States, and of Ireland, where the bone and sinew of the half-bred aad thoroughbred horses are a tradition. "Oood as the foals have been in the valley in former years." said C. J. FitzOorald of the Jockey Clubs bureau of breeding, "they are. I think, surpassed by this years crop. I found around Avon, Mount Morris. Oeneso and other Western New York towns many of splendid, up-standing youngsters that are going to add to the reputation of the famous valley as a horse-breeding center, and it xvont be long now until the Oenesee Valley Breeders Association will be able to show more than 150 good colts each year to prospective buyers." Sir. Fitz Gerald made this statement after his annual inspection of the Oenes-.-e Valley and other regions contiguous to Buffalo. "The Genesee Association." he continued, "has co-operated with the Jockey Club, which furnishes the stallions and some of the mares, and tii" farmers who have the use of the mares housed by them and own the foal, if it is by a bureau sire, have taken to the plan with a degree of enthusiasm, quite unexi ected by the promoters of the enterprise. Only horses of the highest quality have been sent into the region, and they are leaving their impression on the horse produce of the western portion of tho state. "It is thought that from last seasons matings more than 120 foals will come, and at the rate breeding is being prosecuted this season to date, the returns for 1U1S should be much larger."

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