Promoting Weight-For-Age Racing: Movement of the Jockey Club to Result in Improving the Earnings of the Higher Class Horses., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-01


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PROMOTING WEIGHTFORAGE RACING Movement of the Jockey Club to Result in Improv ¬ ing the Earnings of the Higher Class Horses XEW YORK X Y March 31 Since the Jockey Club has decided to contribute to an annual weight forage race it will no doubt be an incentive for all the major associations to lend a helping hand to ¬ i ward making tills class of races more popular than t has lt2nTlv late eiS SuHr iAets have Ui n out of date for almost a generation excepting in a few cases but the time has now arrived for their resurrection if only to show that the improvement in the breeding of horses is the object contemplated by those in command of racing and its regulators Weightforage races should now become popular for they will disclose the best horses of thr year and in most cases decide which is the champion of each year This in itself will add greatly to the interest not only from i public standpoint but from a horseman and breeders point of view Vic ¬ tories in weightforaxe races will be coveted by owners of good horses and what is more highclass horses will have greater opportunities to earn wliat they deserve to earn earnThe The Jockey Clubs effort to revive weightforage stakes is to be highly commended and while the fields may be somewhat limited at times it is safe to say that in the majority of cases a spirited con ¬ test will result even should there be but two starters With more weightforajje races the greater will become the interest in the ranks of owners the earning possibilities of their horses be ¬ ing so much greater than in handicaps Xothing but good can come out of the impetus given to such races especially in the fall season when the horses of the various ages can be brought together over different tracks While there may be a horse which will win the majority of such races each year it is not a sure thing for the old adage Horses for courses will unquestionably enter into the argument and fast or heavy going will have a bearing on the results in some instances AVeight forage races will undoubtedly do much good for the turf and its future

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