Make Important Breeding Tests: To Determine Value of Thoroughbred Blood in the Production of the Army Horse., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-16


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MAKE IMPORTANT BREEDING TESTS To Determine Value of Thoroughbred Blood in the I Production of the Army Horse. New York. June 13. — Through the generosity of the executors of the late ;eorgo Forrest Johnson. the Jockey Club has been enabled to render further : assistance la the gi neral improvement of the horse product of the country and at the same time establish, through the medium of the New York State Consiabnlat v. a comparative test between the thoroughbred and the colder blooded mounts of the , iroop.-rs. which should he conclusive ami interesting :t this time, when the federal authorities are striving to stimulate the production of a type of horse for the cavalry arm »i the service. Mr. Johnson for many year:-, maintained n breed ing farm near Fine Plains in Dutel.css County, this state and at his death Frederick Johnson, one of the executors, as a memorial to his father, who loved ■ good horse and had raced hath thoroughbreds and trotters for half a century, offered the Jockey Club fifteen of the marcs and any of the stallions they might want. The tender was made through Frank K. Sturgis. the chairman of the Brooding Bureau, who personally visited the farm and made the atlrrtfcnri. Mr. Sturgis is greatly interested in tin- Constabulary, at which .!ajor C.iorge Fletcher Chandler is sujierintemlent. Tiie State Constabulary has thoroughbred sires at throe of its barrack*- Syracuse, Albany and White Plains. Oyama. by Commando — Ben My Chree. by Oaaaata, a half -brother to Cap and Bells, the only American filly to win the English Oaks, a big upstanding bay horse with the best of feet and legs and plenty of bone below the knee, was Mr. Stur gis choice of the Johnson sires and he will lie st at to the Batavia station. These horses will make an ideal top cross for western mares which have hitherto furnished the mounts for tic- Constabulary aud about one hundred of them will be bred this season. EIGHT MAKES PRESENTED TO TEOOPEES. The troopers, however, will not have to wait for results from these matings in order to determine the value of i lioroaghbred blood, as eight mares, none of which have ever raced, have been presented to them by the Bleeding Bureau. They have never lx-en ridden and. will accordingly go through the same handling as the unbroken western horses. vim -i wei.- bonght in the rousiJi. a year ago. A report showing the length of time in breaking and the subs -orient performances on patrol of the two types, will he handed down by Major Chandler. It will 1m the first time that such a test has been conducted in the 1nited States and the outcome will he eagerly awaited. Foreign governiu-nts, with horse breeding as one of their institutions, have made t-sts of the qualities of their various equine types, but the Tinted States authorities until recently have not displayed the interest the subject warranted. The outcome of Major Chandlers oliserva lions sheuld be helpful at Washington, as thoroughbred sires donated by the Jockey Club and by patriotic citizens, as well as others acquired by purchase, are now being used on the government reservations in Montana and Oklahoma for cavalry remount production. Shortly lx-f.ire the world war began, Russia planned a series of tests, among them a race for ."in KaaH from Moscow to Iotrograd, between thoroughbreds, half-breeds and Orioffs, their native trotting family. The war broke out lx-fore it was eiinph-ted. but P. trial of pulling strength was con-ihicted in due form and the winner was a I lioroaghbred stallion that weighed 1.30:1 pounds. As siudents of breeding will no doubt Ix inter ostod in the blood lines of the mares donated to the Cons-abulary. their pedigrees follow: Guiltless, b. m. 1JMK, by Bonnibort. dam Inno-eente. bv St. Leonards. Susan Constant, eh. m, 1013, by Stalwart, dam Mistress lcg, bv Hanover. Nothing Said. ch. m, 151:2, by Israfel. dam Back Talk, bv Baldur. I naanied. ch. m. B 9. by Bonnibort, dam Letsi Yuen, bv Bassetlaw. Miss Krauss, ch. m, 1912, by Bonnibert, dam Letsi Yuen. Ilinamed b. m. 1911, by Oyama, dam Spring Flower, bv Bel ll.-inonio. Ilinamed ch. f, 191-". by Israfel, dam Spring Flower. limamed b. f, 19i-" , hy O.vama, dam Letsi Yuen. ■ w *

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