English Racing to Start July 17, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-11


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ENGLISH EACING TO STAET JULY 17. London, Eng., July 10. Flat racing will be resumed on July 17 at Newmarket and other race courses sanctioned by the government and will continue with meetings of three days . racing every fortnight until the end of November. Powerful influence of noted members of the Jockey Club has at last persuaded the war cabinet that horse racing is essential to the welfare of the thoroughbred industry and the sanction to arrange about forty days racing is greatly appreciated by all lovers of the turf. There will be races corresponding to the New Derby and the New Oaks and two-year-olds racing of high class. This decision will undoubtedly check the wholesale altering of colts and provide a sufficient number of "proved" stallions for carrying on the breeding of half-bred stock of good quality. Ever since 1915 there has been a deplorable increase in the number of geldings and the supply of half-bred stock suitable for military purposes is to all intents and purposes exhausted. It cannot, indeed, be too generally known that last autumn the military authorities were obliged to draw attention to the fact that the supply of home-bred horses was even then, to all intents and purposes, exhausted, and the difficulty was already being experienced m keeping up the monthly supply of 8,000 horses from America. America now needs her horses for the army she is rapidly creating, and our own supply of horses is no longer to be depended upon.

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