Thoroughbred is the Ideal Sire: Capt. Gaston of French Commission Reports Activities in Search for Remounts, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-18


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THOROUGHBRED IS THE IDEAL SIRE Capt. Gaston Roy of French Commission Reports Activities in Search for Remounts. NEW YORK. N. Y., January 17. Capt. Gaston Rov. a member of the French High Commission, who spent four years in this country in quest of suitable horses for remount purposes, lias submitted a report of his activities to the Jockey Club. The report, which is of csiKcial interest at this time, says of the thoroughbred: , "During my four vears in tins country I have inspected for the French and American governments in every state from here to California and from Texas to North Dakota. You have a splendid stock of brood mares, able to produce a good cavalry horse when they are crossed with the right kind of stallion. "Even- European country has agreed .that the best breed of horses for this purpose is a strong thoroughbred horse with good shoulders, with short legs, good bone, a good back and good feet. I must add that he must show a good temper and good character. ... "About twenty vears ago we had in our country a number of discussions. Some one promoting the trotter, some one a French coach horse, etc.. but the experience in the regiments, horse shows and a half-breed steeplechase over long distances have proven the superiority of the thoroughbred, and all our breeders agree to it now. "The last breeders to come to the thoroughbred have found themselves far behind, but I would not eliminate entirely half-breed stallions when they have good shoulders, are up to the weight and show quality under the saddle."

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