Argentine Prices Still Run High, Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-04


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ARGENTINE PRICES STILL RUN HIGH The Gran Premio Nacional one of tlie biggest stakes run in the Argentine was won by the Rosales Studs filly Omega which Ls by Your Majesty Alfa Tlie distance of the race was one and one lialf miles and 100 yards and it was worth 3L855 to the winner No doubt the revolution has temporarily put an end to racing in tlie Argentine but it was going strongly over there up to last November and young thoroughbreds were realizing great prices Tlie El Moro Stud sold thirtyeight twoyearolds at an average of about 5300 each and thirtynine from the Chapadmalal Stud aver ¬ aged 4850 One of the amusing arguments that tlie antitotalizator division used to put forward was that the machine invariably dealt a death blow to bloodstock prices whereas it built them in the Argentine where there is no other form of race conrse specula i ion It must be added though that with the government taking more than twothirds of tlie commission from investments the totalizator cannot be of much assistance monetarily to either breeding or racing

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