Census of Horses in Great Britain, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-12


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CENSUS OF HORSES IN GREAT BRITAIN. George II. Roberts, parliamentary secretary to the Board of Trade, in a written answer to a question by Duncan Millar, states: The census of horses Is not yet complete for the whole kingdom, but a summary of the returns for Great Britain has been made. This shows on April 21, about 70,000 horses of three years olds and over were classified as "carriage and trap horses," about 39,000 as "riding horses and hunters over fifteen hands," and about 371,000 were classified as "ponies and cobs under fifteen hands." The younger horses were not classified in the same manner,- so that those kept for pleasure purposes cannot be distinguished. A few horses in the first two classes named and the majority of those in the third class were kept for trade or business purposes.. The form of inquiry sent out did not provide for the separation of horses used for racing from other thoroughbred horses. The total number of horses. of all ages and classes shown in the returns for Great Britain was about 2.100,000. London Sporting Life.

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