Canadian Breeders Are Hard Hit, Daily Racing Form, 1918-04-21


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CANADIAN BREEDERS ARE HARD HIT Montreal. Que.. April 20. — The change which the "no organized betting" edict and the consequent cessation of racing in Canada, has wrought on the farms of Montreal breeders is nowhere more strikingly evident than at the big farm of Donnt Bay-mond, well-known Montreal owner and breeder. Where once the faun was populated with from half a dozen to a score of race horses, there is now not a horse to lie seen. Most of the hcrses have been disused of. while a number of mares and one or two horses are being retained at other farms nearby. In Uie box stalls that once housed many a good race horse are brood sows and their healthy litters. The government demand for more imrk is lieing lived up to at this farm. All told, there are about two hundred head of hog-. Just what the government** order is costing the breeders is more fully realized when one sees tlie large number of two-year-olds "eating their heads off" in the stalls in the various breeding establishments near Montreal. In one stable alone, that of the Cuddiliy Farm near Dorval. there are half a dozen Ojielicc-hrcd two year-olds, all with capacity np|ietites and no racing in sight to help foot the bills. The order hit the breeders particularly hard, as they are forced to "carry on" with the feed bills jus I as wliea ruling was iu progress.

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